LONDON – Petrofac has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Seawind Ocean Technology to initially support design verification of Seawind’s floating offshore wind energy development.
Later, Petrofac would likely provide project management/EPCm services for Seawind’s first 6.2-MW floating offshore wind turbine demonstrator.
This is due to be deployment in European waters by 1Q 2024.
Seawind’s two-bladed floating wind turbines are designed to be integrated with a concrete floating structure, said to be suitable for installation in all seas, including ultra-deepwater and cyclonic regions.
The two companies plan to collaborate on delivery of early floating offshore wind plant concessions, initially in the Mediterranean Sea and later in other parts of Europe and elsewhere, in addition to pursuing electrification of other offshore energy facilities.
Petrofac’s other renewable energy assignments include the design, supply and installation of the HVAC offshore and onshore substations for the Seagreen wind farm project offshore Scotland in the North Sea.