Seaway 7 to transport and install Dogger Bank C foundations

Seaway 7 ASA has been awarded a sizeable (between $50m and $150m) contract for the transport and installation of monopoles and transition pieces at Dogger Bank C, the third phase of the Dogger Bank Wind Farm project in the UK.

The contract is subject to Dogger Bank C reaching financial close by the end of the year. To execute this contract, Seaway 7 will use its specialist heavy lift vessel Alfa Lift. It anticipates offshore installation commencing in 2024, following the installation of Dogger Bank A and Dogger Bank B.

Stuart Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Officer of Seaway 7, said: “We are pleased to have been awarded the work to install foundations on all three phases of the world’s largest offshore wind farm. We look forward to executing the work with quality and safety at the forefront and to working closely with our customer to deliver on the project objectives.”

The 3.6 GW Dogger Bank project is to be built in three 1.2 GW phases (A, B, and C), in the North Sea, 130 km off the coast of Yorkshire. In November 2021, Dogger Bank C’s 50/50 joint venture partners, SSE Renewables and Equinor, announced that Eni will take a 20% stake, with SSE Renewables and Equinor maintaining 40% stakes each. That deal will complete in Q1 2022, again subject to financial close and regulatory approvals.

Steve Wilson, Project Director for Dogger Bank, said: “It’s great to be able to confirm that Seaway 7 has been awarded this contract. The Alfa Lift is one of the most innovative heavy transportation and installation vessels on the market and we are very pleased to have them working with us across all three phases as we deliver this ground-breaking project.”

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