Equinor and bp tag Heerema for Empire Wind and Beacon Wind projects
Energy companies Equinor and bp have selected Heerema Marine Contractors as a strategic supplier for the Empire Wind and Beacon Wind projects. The partnership also plans to sign a strategic supplier deal for the transportation and installation services of wind farm foundations and offshore substations for the United States East Coast projects.
This agreement will include the Empire Wind and Beacon Wind wind farms and will cover a firm period of seven years. Throughout this period, Equinor, bp as 50 percent joint venture partner, and Heerema will collaborate as exclusive partners in the preparation and Jones Act compliant execution of the projects. Together, Heerema and Equinor will focus on optimising the economic benefits the projects can generate for the New York State communities.
Heerema adds Empire Wind and Beacon Wind to portfolio
Empire Wind and Beacon Wind are developed by a 50-50 partnership between Equinor and bp. Equinor will be the operator through the development, construction, and operations phase of the project. Empire Wind and Beacon Wind will produce 2.1 GW and 1.2 GW of renewable offshore wind power for households in the State of New York and the wider region in the Northeast of the United States.
Heerema’s Director Wind, Jeroen van Oosten, said, ‘We are very pleased to have developed a contractual framework together with Equinor that enables true partnership. Together we have established a basis of mutual trust and transparency as core values, and I am excited to see the benefits of this innovative agreement materialise for both our client and Heerema.’
Heerema’s offshore wind portfolio includes, amongst others, the He Dreiht monopile installation project (Germany), the Arcadis Ost 1 wind turbine generator project (Germany) the Dogger Bank C substation (UK), and the Baltic Eagle substation (Germany).