Seaway 7 secures Dogger Bank C job
Seaway 7 has scooped up a sizeable contract for the transport and installation of monopile foundations and transition pieces on the third phase of the Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Farm, Dogger Bank C. Seaway 7 has not disclosed the exact price tag of the contract, however, the company classifies any contract worth between $50 million and $150 million as a “sizeable contract”.
The company will utilise their specialist heavy lift Vessel Alfa Lift, and offshore installation will commence in 2024 following the installation of the Dogger Bank A and B phases. The contract award is subject to Dogger Bank C reaching financial close by the end of 2021.
The company has the Alfa Lift under construction recently reached a milestone with the installation of the 3,000-ton main crane provided by Liebherr. The delivery has been planned for early next year, however, an incident involving the folding A-frame on the main crane may impact the schedule, although Seaway 7 said it is too early to indicate if this actually is the case.
The 3.6GW Dogger Bank Wind Farm, which is to be built more than 130km off the Yorkshire coast in the North Sea, is currently being developed in three 1.2GW phases: Dogger Bank A, B and C.
Dogger Bank A and B is a joint venture between SSE Renewables (40 percent), Equinor (40 percent) and Eni (20 percent). In November 2021 SSE Renewables and Equinor, 50:50 joint venture partners in Dogger Bank C, announced Eni will take a 20 percent stake in the final phase, with SSE Renewables and Equinor maintaining 40 percent stakes each, in a deal that is expected to complete in the first quarter of 2022 and subject to Dogger Bank C Financial Close and regulatory approvals.