January 27 - Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) has won a contract for the transportation and installation of substations at three of Dong Energy's offshore wind farms in the UK.

SHL will tackle up to five substations spread across the 258 MW Burbo 2 and 660 MW Walney 3 projects in the Irish sea and the up to 580 MW Race Bank in the North Sea.

The company's heavy lift ships Stanislav Yudin and Oleg Strashnov will handle the work.

SHL senior vice president for renewable energy Bob Dunsmore said: "We are very pleased to have this opportunity to continue to work with Dong Energy on their portfolio of new projects in the UK sector.

"These combined awards contribute to the pursuit of lower cost solutions in our industry by providing the opportunity for standardisation and operational efficiencies."

SHL says it has now executed or has a backlog of a total of 25 offshore wind farm substations as well as over 150 platform installations in the offshore oil and gas Industry.