Heerema Marine Contractors has been selected as a supplier by Equinor for the Empire Wind and Beacon Wind projects.

Heerema was selected by Equinor on behalf of the joint venture with BP with the intent to enter into a Strategic Supplier Agreement for the transportation and installation services of wind farm foundations and offshore substations.

This agreement will include the Empire Wind and Beacon Wind farms for a firm period of seven years. Equinor, BP and Heerema will collaborate as exclusive partners in the preparation and Jones Act compliant execution of the projects.

“The award of this unique agreement is yet another chapter in a long history of working together globally with both Equinor and BP on often challenging offshore installation projects,” commented Heerema’s CEO Koos-Jan van Brouwershaven.

“The future of offshore wind relies on strong forward-looking partnerships that recognise the need to secure transport and installation capacity.”

Empire .Wind and Beacon Wind are being developed by a 50-50 partnership between Equinor, and BP. Equinor will be the operator through the development, construction, and operations phase of the project. Empire Wind and Beacon Wind will produce 2.1 GW and 1.2 GW of renewable offshore wind power for households in the State of New York and the wider region in the Northeast of the United States.

Heerema’s offshore wind portfolio includes He Dreiht monopile installation project, the Arcadis Ost 1 wind turbine generator project, and  the Baltic Eagle substation, all in Germany, as well as the Dogger Bank C substation in UK.

Source: SEatrade Maritime News