October 20 - SAL Heavy Lift signed a major contract with offshore engineering contractor Van Oord for the Walney offshore wind project.
SAL's heavy lift ship Svenja has been chartered for 30 voyages for the transportation of 87 monopiles from Rostock, Germany to Belfast. 87 transition pieces will also be delivered to Belfast - 47 from Aalborg in Denmark and 40 from Teesside, UK.
The monopiles will have a maximum diameter of 8.4 m and weigh 940 tonnes each. Each transition piece will measure up to 30 m long, 7 m wide and weigh up to 570 tonnes.