May 17 (Renewables Now) - DEME Offshore has won a EUR-200-million-plus (USD 223m) transport and installation contract for the 1.4-GW Hornsea 2 wind farm that is being developed by Ørsted A/S (CPH:ORSTED) in the UK portion of the North Sea.
The award calls for DEME Offshore to transport and install the 165 monopile foundations using its new DP3 offshore installation vessel Orion, while also conducting scour protection.
In addition, the firm will provide installation vessel capacity to transport and erect the 8.4-MW Siemens Gamesa turbines that will make up the park. Two vessels, Sea Challenger and Sea Installer, will carry out this work by early 2022.
Ørsted is building Hornsea 2 about 90 km off the Yorkshire Coast. Upon completion, the plant will generate enough power to meet the annual consumption of more than 1.3 million homes per year.
(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.116)