UK-based EEW OSB has secured a contract to provide 35 transition pieces for Ørsted’s Borssele 1 + 2 offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea.
The contract represents EEW OSB’s first export order.
”This multi-million pound order secures 180 jobs in Teesside and high utilisation in the facility for the first half of 2019. By building long-term relationships with highly productive suppliers such as EEW OSB, MHI Vestas Blades UK, and Ordtek, UK companies from across the value chain can not only benefit from UK projects, they can really take advantage of the growing global export opportunity,” Matthew Wright, Ørsted UK Managing Director, said.
Borssele 1 & 2 is located 23 kilometres from the Dutch coast and will have a total capacity of 752MW. The wind farm will comprise 94 Siemens Gamesa 8MW wind turbines installed on monopile foundations.
GeoSea is in charge of transporting and installing the monopile foundations. A2SEA, part of GeoSea, will provide installation vessel capacity to transport and install the wind turbines.
The works are scheduled to begin in 2020.
The contract is one of several new commercial agreements between the UK and the Netherlands announced at the UK Netherlands Innovation Showcase event.