Sif in exclusive talks for Japanese offshore wind deal

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December 30 (Renewables Now) - Sif Holding NV (AMS:SIFG) has entered exclusive talks to supply monopiles and transition pieces for an unspecified wind project in Japanese waters.

The Dutch steel tubulars manufacturer unveiled the preferred supplier status on Friday without providing the name of its client and its project. According to the statement, the negotiations concern the delivery of 33 monopiles and 33 transition pieces.

“The current state of negotiations has led to a pre-order of the steel for the project,” Sif said. At this point, the fabrication of the monopiles and transition pieces depends on issuing a Notice To Proceed by the customer, after which project details will be made available.

Sif manufactures large steel tubulars used as foundation components in offshore wind projects. It said its orderbook for 2020 contains orders for around 175 kilotonnes of steel, of which 25 kilotonnes under exclusive negotiations and 150 kilotonnes in firm projects.

In September, the Dutch firm opened a new sales office in Tokyo, which it then said would prepare it for upcoming developments in the offshore wind industry.

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