OSLO, Norway – OHT Alfa Lift AS has signed the contract for the transport and installation of foundations for the first phase of Dogger Bank offshore wind farm, Dogger Bank A.
The contract for the second phase, Dogger Bank B, is expected to follow in due course, the company said.
The project will be the monopile installation debut for OHT’s newbuild vessel Alfa Lift which is currently under construction at CMHI’S shipyard in China.
The Alfa Lift will transport the monopile foundations and transition pieces to the offshore site, more than 130 km (81 mi) off the northeast coast of England, and install them in water depths up to 35 m (115 ft), using the vessel’s 3,000-metric ton crane, mission equipment and smart deck handling system.
According to the company, the foundations will be amongst the largest ever used for offshore wind and are expected to be installed between 2022 and 2023.
Dogger Bank is being developed by SSE Renewables and Equinor, with first power expected in 2023. The contract is subject to the project’s final investment decision.