East Anglia Three offshore wind farm contracts for KenzFigee and Cadeler
Pieces of the East Anglia Three offshore wind farm project puzzle are falling in place as a number of contracts have recently been signed by the developer, ScottishPower Renewables, an Iberdrola company.
East Anglia Three is the second of ScottishPower Renewables’ East Anglia offshore wind farm projects to be developed and part of the East Anglia Hub. Construction of the offshore wind farm commenced in July 2022.
KenzFigee to deliver crane for HCDV converter stations installation
In mid-2021 Aker Solutions, in a consortium with Siemens Energy, has been contracted to provide the HVDC (high-voltage, direct current) converter stations for the project. Now, Aker Solutions turned to KenzFigee for the delivery of an offshore pedestal crane for installation of the HVDC converter stations.
The delivery involves an electric hydraulic box boom offshore Ram Luffing 2400 type designed and manufactured by KenzFigee. To ensure the highest possible quality, the company said that the crane will be equipped with top‐notch well‐known West European brands and assembled and tested at our premises in The Netherlands.
The expected delivery of the Ram Luffing offshore crane is scheduled for the second quarter in 2024.
“We are very pleased to have been selected by Aker Solutions for the design and delivery of our robust offshore pedestal crane for installation on the East Anglia Three (EA3) HVDC converter station, which will be located in the North Sea off the east coast of England. This contract award perfectly fits in our strategy to increase the supply of our electrically driven products to the renewable industry”, says Robert de Rijcke, CCO of KenzFigee.
Cadeler picked for wind turbines install
Cadeler has been tagged for the transportation and installation of the 95 wind turbines that will produce up to 1.4GW of green electricity at the East Anglia Three offshore wind farm.
The contract signing comes after the renewables developer formalised its biggest ever contract award with Siemens Gamesa for the turbines, which will produce enough clean energy to power more than 1.3 million homes.
To support the East Anglia Three project, Cadeler will deploy one of its O-class vessels featuring the new crane as well as one of the two newbuild X-class vessels, currently under construction.
With a deck space of 5,600 square metres, a payload of over 17,600 tons and main crane capacity of above 2,000 tons at 53 meters, the new X-class vessels have the ability to transport and install significant capacities – for example, five sets of 20+ MW turbines or seven complete 15 MW turbine sets per load, cutting down the number of trips needed for individual projects, accelerating installation speed and minimising the carbon footprint.