Jan De Nul secures turbine installation job for Dogger Bank C
Wind turbine installation. Image by: Jan De Nul (www.jandenul.com).
Marine contractor Jan de Nul has signed the final contract for the transport and installation of turbines for Dogger Bank C, the third and concluding 1.2-GW phase of the Dogger Bank offshore wind project off the UK, the company has announced.
With the latest contract, which is subject to the project reaching financial close in late 2021, Jan de Nul secures installation work on all three phases of the massive 3.6-GW Dogger Bank development, the group said.
Its duties will be to deliver and install 87 pieces of GE Haliade-X 14-MW offshore wind turbines at the Dogger Bank C site located up to 200 kilometres (124.3 miles) off the Yorkshire coast. For this task, Jan de Nul will deploy its jack-up installation vessel Voltaire, which is currently under construction and due to enter into service in 2022.
The Dogger Bank project will the maiden assignment for the vessel, as Voltaire is also scheduled to install turbines for the Dogger Bank phases A and B. The A and B sites will each feature 95 units of Haliade-X 13-MW turbines.
Dogger Bank C is a 50/50 joint venture between SSE Renewables, part of UK utility SSE plc (LON:SSE), and Norway’s Equinor ASA (NYSE:EQNR). Dogger Bank A and B are owned by SSE Renewables and Equinor, with 40% each, and Italy’s Eni SpA (BIT:ENI) with a 20% stake.
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