NorSea Signs Multi-Million Deal for Hywind Scotland Project

Stordbase 2014. Photo: Stord flyfoto/NorSea Group AS

NorSea Group AS (NSG) has signed a contract with Statoil for the utilisation of its Stord base in Norway to assemble the world’s first floating wind farm, the Hywind Scotland Pilot Park.

The contract, valued at approximately NOK 50-70 million (approx. EUR 5.2-7.4 million), will enter into force as of 1 March. It covers the preparation and adaptation of the Stord base as the assembly base for five full-scale offshore wind turbines, as well as 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 the accommodation of 80 people during the main phase of the project, from 1 January–30 June 2017.

The company said it has been working on developing the Stord base into an efficient location for the installation of offshore wind turbines for a number of years, and that completed studies have shown the Stord base has massive potential as a future national facility for floating offshore wind.

“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 Bjørholm, who is responsible for the Stord base wind turbine investments.

NSG was already involved in Statoil’s floating wind project 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’s employees.

Share this article

Follow Offshore Wind

Events>

<< Sep 2017 >>
MTWTFSS
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 1

Offshore Energy 2017

Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC) is Europe’s leading offshore energy event. It is unique in bringing together the oil & gas…

read more >

Digital Data Integration & Management

The topics to be covered include, but are not limited to, LiDAR and SCADA data, control systems, conditional monitoring and digital infrastructure…

read more >

2nd Asia Offshore Wind Day 2017

The event will bring together senior executives active in the offshore wind industry in Asia…

read more >

FwP Atlantic Forum 2017

The event is being held during the tenth edition of Sea Tech Week, an international week devoted to marine science and technology, organised…

read more >

Jobs>

Offshore Wind jobs in Taiwan at New Power Partners

New Power Partners offers global management and support services to the Offshore Wind Industry within development, planning and construction activities ...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreWIND.biz, you’ll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreWIND.biz, you’ll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Vessels>