Seaway Heavy Lifting nets Dong substation contracts in the UK North Sea

Dong Energy awards offshore substation transportation and installation contracts for Burbo Bank Extension, Race Bank and Walney Extension to Seaway Heavy Lifting

Seaway Heavy Lifting is pleased to announce the signing of the contracts with Dong Energy for the transportation and installation of multiple offshore substations in the UK.

The award consists of three contracts covering the transportation and installation of in total up to five platforms. The offshore substations will support the power transmission of Burbo Bank Extension, Race Bank and Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farms.

For the execution of the projects Seaway Heavy Lifting will utilise both the Stanislav Yudin (2500Mt lift capacity) and the Oleg Strashnov (5000Mt lift capacity) crane vessels.

These awards follow on the successful installation of the Westermost Rough offshore substation (see images) in 2014 for developer Westermost Rough Ltd. of which DONG Energy owns the majority shares.

Commenting on these awards, Bob Dunsmore senior vice president Renewable Energy for SHL, said: “We are very pleased to have this opportunity to continue to work with DONG Energy on their portfolio of new projects in the UK sector. These combined awards contribute to the pursuit of lower cost solutions in our industry by providing the opportunity for standardisation and operational efficiencies.”

These awards, combined with the recent awards of the substations for Sandbank and Wikinger in the German sector, consolidates SHL’s position as a leader in this segment of the offshore wind market. SHL has now executed or has a backlog of a total of 25 Offshore Wind Farm substations as well as over 150 platform installations in the oil an gas industry.