Italy’s Saipem has been awarded two new contracts in the offshore wind sector worth around €750m ($826m).
French company EDF Renewables has awarded Saipem a contract for the construction of the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) wind farm offshore Scotland. The scope of work includes engineering, procurement, construction and installation of 54 steel foundation jackets, 2 steel foundation jackets for the offshore electrical substations and the transportation and installation of the relevant topsides. The jackets will be manufactured partly at a Saipem yard and partly in fabrication facilities in Scotland.
Offshore installation will be done by crane vessel Saipem 7000.
Francesco Racheli, COO of Saipem E&C Offshore Division, commented: “This EPCI contract awarded by EDF Renewables marks a key milestone in the pursuit of our strategy to become a reference player for large offshore windfarm developments and, more extensively, in the sphere of energy transition.”
Additionally, Saipem has been awarded a contract for the Formosa 2 offshore wind farm project to supply material and fabricate 32 foundation jackets. Construction work is scheduled to commence early 2020.