April 20 (Renewables Now) - Sif Holding NV (AMS:SIFG), the Dutch manufacturer of tubular components for offshore foundations, has secured a contract to produce 77 monopiles for the 731.5-MW Borssele III & IV offshore wind projects in Dutch waters.
The company said today the contract is subject to financial close on the project. Production is to take place between July and December 2018.
The contract for Sif has been awarded by the projects’ engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contractor Van Oord NV. The latter is part of the Blauwwind II consortium, alongside Royal Dutch Shell Plc (AMS:RDSA), Eneco Holding NV and Mitsubishi Corp’s (TYO:8058) fully-owned subsidiary Diamond Generating Europe (DGE). Early this year it was announced that Swiss investment manager Partners Group Holding (VTX:PGHN) is buying a 45% stake in the Borssele III & IV projects.
The wind parks will be built 22 km off the coast of Zeeland. The Vestas V164-9.5 MW wind turbines will be installed at water depths of up to 38 m. They will have monopile foundations without transition pieces.
Sif said its total orderbook reaches 183 kilo tonnes for 2018 with that deal.