Sembcorp Marine Secures Hornsea 2 Topsides Contract

Singapore-based Sembcorp Marine has signed an agreement with Ørsted’s subsidiary Optimus Wind Limited for engineering, procurement, construction, hook-up and commissioning works on two substation topsides, to be deployed at the Hornsea 2 offshore wind farm.

With a combined weight of approximately 8,700 tonnes, the two topsides will be fabricated at Sembcorp Marine’s integrated yard facilities for delivery in the first quarter of 2021.

Sembcorp Marine Head of Offshore Platforms Samuel Wong said: “Sembcorp Marine is honoured to have the customer’s trust in our ability to deliver the topsides safely, on time and with the desired quality. We are very grateful to Ørsted and Optimus for the contract, and for the opportunity to progress further in the competitive offshore renewable energy market.”

The 1.4 GW Hornsea 2 offshore wind farm is located 89km north-east of Grimsby, UK. Once operational in 2022, it will become the largest wind farm in the world.

The wind farm will comprise 165 Siemens Gamesa 8MW wind turbines, three offshore collector substations and one reactive compensation station.

Photo: Image for illustrative purposes only. Source: Ramboll

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