RWE and Northland Power are one step closer to deploying their joint offshore wind project, Nordseecluster, after selecting Havfram Wind as the preferred supplier.
The Nordseecluster project will produce up to 1.6 gigawatts (GW) of power and consist of four offshore wind farm sites in the German North Sea.
Havfram Wind will transport and support the installation of a minimum of 104 Vestas offshore wind turbines with a capacity of 15 MW each.
The Nordseecluster will be constructed in two phases, with commercial operations starting in early 2027 and early 2029, respectively.
Havfram Wind will be utilizing one of its newly built NG20000X Jack-Up vessels with a 3,250-tonne crane.
The project is expected to generate enough green electricity to supply the equivalent of 1.6 million German households every year.
“Signing the preferred supplier agreement for the transport and installation support of the entire lot of wind turbines for a gigantic project like Nordseecluster is proof of our growing position in the market,” said Even Larsen, CEO Havfram Wind. “I am proud of the trust RWE and Northland Power have in the Havfram Wind team. Participating in such a project of scale is a milestone for our development as a pure play offshore wind company.”
The NG20000X jack-up is one of up to four Wind Turbine Installation Vessels (WTIVs) Havfram Wind has on order at the at CIMC-Raffles shipyard in China. The vessels, equipped with a 3,250-tonne crane and hybrid battery propulsion, will be capable of handling the world’s largest wind turbines (20+ megawatts) in waters up to 70 meters deep. Delivery of the first vessel is due in 2024.
Last month, offshore wind developer Ørsted selected Havfram Wind to install turbines for the massive Hornsea 3 offshore wind farm project in the North Sea off England. The colossal project will encompass up to 231 offshore wind turbines producing 2.8 GW of offshore wind energy.
Havfram was reorganized in 2022 following a $250 million investment from its majority shareholder, Seabrook Capital, along with Canada’s PSP investment. Under the new structure, Havfram AS (formerly known as Ocean Installer AS) was split into Havfram Wind, which will focus entirely on the offshore wind sector, and Havfram Subsea, a subsea company.
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