Jan De Nul Group has been awarded a transport and installation contract for the first two phases of the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm, off the coast of the UK.

Jan De Nul will be responsible for the transport and installation of the GE Haliade-X offshore wind turbines. The company will deploy its newbuild offshore jack-up installation vessel Voltaire, which is currently under construction and scheduled to enter service in 2022.

Comprising three phases – Dogger Bank A, B and C (formerly Creyke Beck A, Creyke Beck B and Teesside A, respectively) – the project will be one of the world’s largest offshore wind farms, located 130 km off the north-eastern coast of the UK.

 In recent weeks, the joint venture between SSE Renewables and Equinor has firmed up agreements with key suppliers, as HLPFI reported here, as the project moves towards a final investment decision, which is expected by the end of 2020.