Kvaerner has awarded Incus-owned Scana Offshore a contract to supply mooring equipment for the Hywind Tampen floating offshore wind project
The contract is Scana Offshore’s first for hardware in the floating wind market. The company will deliver 33 hull brackets used to attach anchoring lines to the hulls on the floating turbines on the Hywind Tampen windfarm. The company will also provide remotely operated vehicle tools for possible replacement of the anchor lines.
Scana Offshore managing director Torkjell Lisland said the company has adjusted its strategy to be able to respond to the growing market for clean energy. From being a supplier of equipment to the oil and gas industry, the company now focuses more on fish farming and floating wind.
“We have a long track record of deliveries to the oil and gas and aquaculture market. Now we are looking forward to delivering mooring equipment for floating wind power as well, a market with great potential,” Mr Lisland said.
“In order to get into offshore wind and aquaculture, we have developed new, cost-reducing technology.”
Incus Investor chief executive Styrk Bekkenes said, “This is a market we have worked hard to get into, and the contract with a world leader such as Kvaerner represents both an important milestone and a great feather in our hat.
“It gives us another segment to grow in. We see offshore wind as one of the most exciting areas for further growth over the next few years.”
The company will start work on the contract for Hywind Tampen immediately and deliver the anchoring equipment to Kvaerner in Q2 2021.