Ørsted has awarded Seaway 7 and Cadeler contracts relating to the Gode Wind 3 and Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farms in Germany.
Seaway 7, which was recently formed by the merger of OHT and Subsea 7’s offshore fixed wind unit, will utilise its jack-up installation vessel VIND1 for transport and installation work.
Stuart Fitzgerald, ceo of Seaway 7 said: “We are excited to have been awarded this contract, which is the first award for our new build wind turbine installation vessel. We see this award as a positive validation of the recent combination to form Seaway 7, as well as the VIND1 vessel capabilities, and we look forward to continue our working relationship with Ørsted.”
Cadeler, which has been chosen as a preferred wind turbine generator installation vessel supplier, will utilise its vessel Wind Osprey.
By the time the project is set to start, Cadeler said Wind Osprey will have a new and upgraded main crane. Cadeler will replace and upgrade both main cranes on its two O-Class vessels, making them perfectly suited for this and similar projects.
The intention with this award is to sign a formal binding contract once the mandatory standstill period has expired. This is expected to be completed later this year, according to Cadeler.