Saipem Secures 750 million Euro Contracts for Offshore Windfarms
Saipem has been awarded a contract by the French company EDF Renewables UK 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 8MW 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.
Offshore installation activities will be carried out by the crane vessel Saipem 7000, which has a consolidated track record of operations in the North Sea.
The NnG offshore wind farm, 15km off the east coast of Scotland, will be deployed over an area of 105 km2 and will be capable of generating around 450 megawatts of electricity.