Saipem has been awarded new offshore wind contracts for projects currently under development offshore England, Scotland and France. The deals have a total value of in excess of €90M (US$103M)
Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Farms, a joint venture between Equinor and SSE Renewables, has awarded a contract to Saipem to transport and install two offshore HVDC platforms for the first two phases of the Dogger Bank project: Dogger Bank A and Dogger Bank B.
Both platforms will have a capacity of 1.2 GW and will consist of a 2,900-tonne jacket and 8,500-tonne topside.
Dogger Bank will be the world’s biggest offshore windfarm when completed and is located over 130 km off the northeast coast of England. The project is the first to use HVDC technology in the UK’s offshore wind market.
Saipem has also been awarded an installation contract by Seaway 7 related to the Seagreen windfarm, a 1,075-MW joint venture project between SSE Renewables (49%) and Total (51%) off the east coast of Scotland. The scope of work entails the installation of 114 foundations for an equivalent number of wind turbines.
Lastly, Saipem has been awarded a contract to transport and install the jacket and topside of the offshore substation at St-Brieuc offshore windfarm offshore Brittany, France, which is being developed by Ailes Marines, part of the Iberdrola group.
All project management and engineering activities shall be executed by Saipem SA, Saipem’s French subsidiary established in Paris.
All of the installation projects will be carried out by the crane vessel Saipem 7000.
Saipem said the deals ‘further consolidate’ its position as a key player in renewables, for which a dedicated business line has been recently established within the E&C Offshore division of the company.
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