Vattenfall secures Seaway 7's services for Dutch offshore wind projects

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April 18 (Renewables Now) - Swedish state-owned utility Vattenfall AB has chosen Subsea 7 SA (OSL:SUBC) to be one of its partners for the Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) I and II offshore wind project in Dutch waters with a total capacity of 760 MW.

Subsea 7 announced this today, saying that the contractor will be in charge of the transport and installation of 76 monopile foundations, as well as the laying of the inter-array cables for the project. It did not disclose the value of the contract and noted that final contractual terms are yet to be agreed.

The offshore contractor has also been selected as one of Vattenfall’s partners for the HKZ 3 & 4 offshore wind farm, which is part of an ongoing tender. Subsea 7 pointed out that this additional project would add 76 monopiles and associated array cables to the programme of work in the event that Vattenfall wins the tender.

The integrated offshore installation activities for both subsidy-free projects are planned for 2022, subject to Vattenfall taking a final investment decision.

In February, the Swedish utility said it had prepared “a very solid proposal” for sites III and IV of the HKZ zone. The bids submission deadline closed on March 14, 2019.

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