EDF Renewables has awarded the company an EPCI contract for 54 steel foundation jackets, two steel foundation jackets for the offshore electrical substations, and the transportation and installation of the relevant topsides for the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) wind farm offshore Scotland.
These jackets will be manufactured partly at a Saipem-owned yard and partly at fabrication facilities in Scotland. The jackets will be placed on piles at depths ranging from 40 to 60 m (131 to 197 ft).
The crane vessel Saipem 7000 will conduct the offshore installation activities.
The NnG offshore wind farm, 15 km (9.3 mi) off the east coast of Scotland, will be deployed over an area of 105 sq km (40.5 sq mi) and will be capable of generating around 450 megawatts of electricity.
This is the first turn-key project awarded to Saipem in the offshore wind farm market.
The second contract is for the Formosa 2 wind farm offshore western Taiwan. It is being developed by a partnership between Macquarie’s Green Investment Group and Swancor Renewable Energy.
The scope of work entails the supply of material and fabrication of 32 foundation jackets. Construction works are scheduled to start in early 2020.