Lamprell to support NOV in 3-GW UK floating wind project for Cerulean Winds
Tri-floater wind farm. Image by NOV Inc (www.nov.com)
Engineering company Lamprell Plc (LON:LAM) on Monday said it will help US-based energy services company Nov Inc (NYSE:NOV) deliver three offshore floating wind farms of 1 GW each for UK floating wind and green hydrogen developer Cerulean Winds.
The companies have signed a memorandum of understanding, under which Lamprell is expected to provide the fabrication, assembly and outfitting of NOV designed tri-floaters, which will be employed at the three wind farms.
Cerulean is seeking to develop a 3-GW-plus floating wind project at sites West of Shetland and in the Central North Sea to help decarbonise oil and gas assets. In June 2021, it said that a formal request for seabed leases had been submitted to Marine Scotland. NOV was named a delivery partner for the project and will be the exclusive provider of floating and mooring systems. The project is seen to be commissioned in 2026, if approval is secured.
“Our long history in the traditional oil & gas sector has stood us in good stead for our transition into the renewables space where we have been active since 2007,” noted Lamprell chief executive Christopher McDonald.
“Lamprell's track record in offshore wind will complement our UK and European infrastructure and personnel and we look forward to making a joint contribution towards decarbonising the UK Offshore sector,” commented Joe Rovig, president of NOV Rig Technologies.
NOV and Lamprell will cooperate on the development of UK local content goals and will engage together with UK supply chain and UK yards.