Saipem awarded new offshore wind contracts in UK, France

Saipem 7000 (Photo: Saipem)

Saipem has been awarded new offshore wind contracts, for projects currently under development off the coasts of England, Scotland, and France, for a total value of over €90 million (US$105.9 million).

Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Farms, a joint venture between Equinor and SSE Renewables, has awarded a contract to Saipem for the transportation and installation of two offshore high voltage direct current (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 an 8,500-tonne topside.

Dogger Bank will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm when completed. It is located over 130 kilometres off the northeast coast of England.

Saipem has also been awarded an installation contract by Subsea 7 subsidiary Seaway 7 related to the Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm, a 1,075MW joint venture project between SSE Renewables (49 per cent) and Total (51 per cent) 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 for the transportation and installation of the jacket and topside of the offshore substation at St-Brieuc offshore wind farm, located in 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’s French subsidiary established in Paris.

The above offshore installation projects will be carried out by the crane vessel Saipem 7000.

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