RWE Renewables and Fugro sign contracts for three projects

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 03/08/2021 RWE
RWE Renewables has signed a contract with Fugro, for the offshore site investigation and geophysical works at Dublin Array in Ireland, and at North Falls and Five Estuaries in the southern North Sea.

The contract will see the collection of seafloor and geophysical information that will help inform the final design of the each of the projects. It follows a work between the two companies at
Triton Knoll, Sofia and Awel y Môr offshore wind farms.

Sven Utermöhlen, Chief Operating Officer Wind Offshore Global, RWE Renewables, said: “We are really pleased to have completed this contract with expert company Fugro. RWE embarked on a transparent procurement process and Fugro offered the most economically advantageous proposal, identifying significant cost savings and programme synergies: and they have also demonstrated technical competence in previous projects.

“RWE has a large pipeline of new offshore projects, with 2022 again forecast to be a busy survey season for our projects, where we expect to take a similar strategic approach to achieving synergies for our projects. Cross collaboration and learning across teams and projects underpin RWE’s ambitions to build on our position as one of the largest developers of offshore wind in the UK."

Tony Hodgson, Fugro’s Key Account Manager for RWE, said: “We are pleased to be engaging with RWE on a procurement leverage framework agreement at a global scale, and are delighted to have been involved in these three projects in UK and Ireland, as it has allowed us to move seamlessly and efficiently between projects.”

RWE's offshore wind portfolio is expanding. In the UK, its 857 MW
Triton Knoll is moving forward with construction. The 1.4 GW Sofia offshore project at Dogger Bank has now started onshore enabling works and construction. In addition, four extension projects are already beginning public consultation, while RWE recently bid successfully for two new offshore sites with a potential total installed capacity of 3 GW in the Crown Estate’s Offshore Wind Round 4 Leasing auction.

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