Cadeler (the former Swire Blue Ocean) has signed a contract with DEME for an offshore installation campaign on the Hornsea 2 offshore windfarm in the UK
Cadeler will assign Pacific Orca to the project early in 2021 to undertake a foundation installation campaign.
Pacific Orca will support DEME’s vessel Innovation. Together they will install 165 monopile foundations at Ørsted’s Hornsea 2 offshore windfarm.
The Siemens Gamesa 8.4-MW turbines for the windfarm will be installed by DEME.
Hornsea 2 is located off the coast of England and will have a capacity of 1.4 GW.
Earlier in October 2020, Swire Pacific Offshore announced its intention to list subsidiary Swire Blue Ocean on the Oslo Stock Exchange and effect a name change to Cadeler.
The proposal to take the turbine transportation and installation specialist public comes on the back of the announcement of significant expansion plans for the Danish operator.
The company recently announced that Pacific Orca and Pacific Osprey are to be fitted with new cranes, enabling them to handle future turbine models currently under design by major manufacturers.
Swire Blue Ocean has also issued RfPs to leading international shipyards for the construction of a newbuild windfarm installation vessel, with an option for a second. The design has been under development for some time, in conjunction with GustoMSC.
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