Bladt and Semco score turnkey contract for Coastal Virginia

Bladt Industries and Semco Maritime have secured a turnkey contract for the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) commercial scale project being built by utility company Dominion Energy Virginia.

The scope of the contract comprises three 880 MW offshore substations, which will be established in 2021-2025 and commissioned in 2026. The three substations will constitute the backbone of the electrical infrastructure for the 2.6 GW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project.

The scope of work on the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project includes design, engineering, procurement, manufacturing and installation. Bladt Industries is responsible for design, procurement and manufacturing of steel structures and jacket foundations, while design, procurement and installation of electrical equipment, emergency systems and inter-array cables will be managed by Semco Maritime.

“We are proud that Dominion Energy has selected Bladt and Semco for the world’s largest assignment so far within the offshore substation area where we have established solid experience and unique competencies together. We are pleased with this opportunity to leverage our experience and contribute to shaping the U.S. offshore wind industry. We look forward to cooperating closely with Dominion Energy, securing green US jobs in connection with the construction and operation phases to provide green energy for thousands of US households and reduce CO2 emissions,”
said Anders Søe-Jensen, CEO, Bladt Industries.

“Dominion Energy has created a visionary project in Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind, and we look forward to contributing to the green transition in Virginia. We are proud of the contract for three 880 MW substations, which we consider a vote of confidence in Semco’s and Bladt’s tried and tested partnership and our strong track record of delivering competitive projects within electrical infrastructure for offshore wind through two decades,"
said Steen Brødbæk, CEO, Semco Maritime.

"Bladt Industries and Semco Maritime are experienced global leaders in the development and engineering of offshore substations, which are critical to delivering the clean, renewable energy to shore and ultimately to our customers,”
said Joshua Bennett, Dominion Energy vice president of offshore wind. “Just as important, it means jobs for our operations team to provide important service and maintenance for the substations.”

CVOW is the largest planned offshore wind farm in the United States, with a capacity of 2,640 MW. It is expected to provide power for 660,000 homes. Situated around 43 kilometers off the coast of Virginia, it is expected to be completed in 2026.