Saipem Bags two Contracts Worth €750 mn for Offshore Wind Farms

Saipem has been awarded two EPCI contracts for the development of two offshore wind farms in Scotland and Taiwan for a combined amount of Euro 750 million.

Saipem Offshore Wind Contracts

Saipem has announced that it has been awarded two EPCI contracts for the development of two offshore wind farms in Scotland and Taiwan for a combined amount of Euro 750 million. The first contract has been awarded by the French company EDF Renewables for the construction of the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) wind farm offshore Scotland.

This is the first turn-key project awarded to Saipem in the offshore wind farm sector. The scope of work consists of the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of 54 steel foundation jackets for an equivalent number of wind turbines with a capacity of around 8 MW each, 2 steel foundation jackets for the offshore electrical substations and the transportation and installation of the relevant topsides. These jackets will be manufactured partly at a Saipem owned yard and partly in fabrication facilities located in Scotland. The jackets will be placed on piles at depths ranging from 40 to 60 meters.

Francesco Racheli, chief operating officer of the Saipem E&C Offshore Division, said that this EPCI contract awarded by EDF Renewables marks a key milestone in the pursuit of the firms’ strategy to become a reference player for large offshore wind farm developments and, more extensively, in the sphere of the energy transition.

“This important achievement has been made possible thanks to our capabilities and expertise in engineering, fabrication and installation as well as to our assets, particularly suited to projects of this kind. Our collaboration with EDF Renewables and with the entire supply chain will allow us to contribute to the generation of 450 MW of green energy, fostering the utilisation of local supply chain and expertise to provide the most competitive solution to our stakeholders and clients and execute a successful project,” he added.

Furthermore, the firm has been awarded a new contract for the Formosa 2 offshore wind farm project. The scope of work entails the supply of material and fabrication of 32 foundation jackets for an equivalent number of wind turbine generators. The wind farm is being developed by a partnership between Macquarie’s Green Investment Group and Swancor Renewable Energy, offshore Miaoli County on the West coast of Taiwan. Construction works for the project are scheduled to commence early 2020.

The overall amount of these two new contracts corresponds to approximately 750 million euros, representing more than 15 percent of the E&C Offshore Division order intake year-to-date, thus consolidating its position as a global solution provider to the extended energy sector.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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