NorSea Group Awarded Hywind Contract by Statoil

Source: 2/18/2016, Location: Europe

The NorSea Group AS (NSG) has signed a contract with Statoil concerning utilisation of Stordbase AS in Norway to assemble the world's first floating wind farm, the Hywind Scotland Pilot Park. The contract is valued at approximately NOK 50-70 million.

The contract, which enters into force as soon as 1 March 2016, comprises the preparation and adaptation of the Stord base as the assembly base for five full-scale sea wind turbines. It also includes the construction of foundations, unloading of 20 wind turbine sections and all associated components, establishment of a mooring area for substructures, indoor storage facilities and inspection of the fully installed wind turbines. NSG will also be responsible for board for 80 people during the main phase of the project, from 1 January – 30 June 2017.

The wind farm will have a capacity totalling 30 MW when fully established off the eastern coast of Scotland. Each wind turbine will have a total height of approximately 170 metres, with turbine blades of 77 metres. Due to the scale of the project, Hywind Scotland Pilot Park is unique from a global perspective and an excellent fit for NSG's stated investment in the offshore wind market.

"NSG is very grateful and proud to have been awarded this crucial contract from Statoil. We want to be a preferred supplier of integrated services to the supplier industry and wind farm owners in the offshore wind market. This contract will therefore be a key step in our strategy of offering cost-effective solutions to the renewable energy market," says John E. Stangeland, Group CEO of NSG.

The Stord base - perfect for the wind turbine markets in Norway and Europe

For a number of years, NSG has been working on developing the Stord base into an efficient location for the installation of sea wind turbines. Completed studies show that the Stord base has massive potential as a future national facility for floating offshore wind. This is mainly due to the unique combination of deep water harbors with proximity to offshore competence and existing infrastructure.

"Being awarded this contract in the face of strong competition from other installation base alternatives reaffirms that our long-term work on identifying optimal solutions for the utilisation of the Stord base for floating offshore wind has been correct," says Director of Market and Business Development, Kenneth Bjorholm, who is responsible for the wind turbine investments on the Stord base. "We are incredibly proud to partake in this journey together with the Statoil Hywind organisation."

Hywind Demo – a reference project

NSG is already familiar with Statoil's Hywind concept and the group was already a key partner in 2009 when Hywind Demo was put together at the Dusavik base in Stavanger. Prior to the contract award for Hywind Scotland Pilot Park, NSG has carried out several pilot studies on behalf of Statoil, in 2014 and 2015.

The Hywind Scotland Pilot Park contract will involve more than 40 NSG employees.

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