Orsted chooses business as preferred contractor for Gode 3 and Riffgrund 3 shipping and installation.
Orsted has chosen Seaway 7 ASA as a preferred contractor for the transportation and installation of turbines for the Gode Wind 3 and Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farms off the coast of Germany.
The tasks will be carried out by the jack-up installation vessel Vind 1.
The projects are anticipated to be completed in 2024 and 2025, according to Seaway 7 ASA.
The contract award is contingent on EU bidding procedures and Orsted’s final investment decision to proceed with the projects, according to the statement.
“We are thrilled to have been granted this contract, which is the first award for our new build wind turbine installation vessel,” Seaway 7 CEO Stuart Fitzgerald said.
“We consider this award as a good affirmation of Seaway 7 ASA’s recent merger, as well as the Vind 1 vessel’s capabilities, and we look forward to continuing our collaboration with Orsted.”
Orsted has also picked Cadeler as the preferred contractor for a turbine installation vessel at the wind farms, with a minimum of 48 11MW turbines to transport and install.
Cadeler will send out its installation vessel Wind Osprey, which will be equipped with a new and improved main crane by the time the project begins.
The business stated that after the obligatory standstill time has finished, the aim with this award is to execute a formal binding contract.
This should be finished before the end of the year.