ZWIJNDRECHT, The Netherlands — DEME Offshore and Havfram AS have concluded a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly offer construction services to the offshore wind farm sector in Norway, according to a recent DEME news release.
The companies said they plan to play an important role in the upcoming Norwegian offshore wind market by delivering transport and installation services for foundations, cables, WTGs and substations, both for bottom-fixed and floating offshore wind farms.
The Norwegian government recently expressed its ambition to develop Norway as an offshore wind nation with the aim of operating 30 GW by 2040. In addition, electrification of existing oil and gas production assets will be a necessary step in the energy transition, which will further boost demand for offshore wind in the coming decade. The first target projects for the cooperation will be the Sørlige Nordsjø II projects, which are likely to come on lease auction in the coming months.
The Sørlige Nordsjø II project is to be installed in relatively deepwater depths of more than 60 m.
Jeff Van Hout, DEME Offshore business unit manager, said, "It will be important to involve an experienced contractor early in the development process to select the best foundation concept for example. With our vast experience in monopile, pre-piled jackets and suction pile technology, we look forward to engaging with developers and seeing how we can best bring our innovative solutions and added value to their project. “