Saipem awarded pair of offshore wind contracts

Saipem awarded pair of offshore wind contracts

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.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.

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