3GW! Lamprell Backs Development of UK Floating Wind Project

3GW! Lamprell Backs Development of UK Floating Wind Project

UAE-based construction firm Lamprell has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with NOV. Lamprell will supply three offshore floating wind farms to British renewable energy developer Cerulean Winds. Under the terms of the MoU, Lamprell will provide fabrication, assembly and outfitting services for the construction of NOV's three-floater. The floats will serve as the floating foundation for three wind farms, each with a capacity of 1GW.

Christopher McDonald, Chief Executive Officer of Lamprell, said: "Our long history in the traditional oil and gas sector has positioned us well for our transition to renewable energy. We have been active in this sector since 2007. Offshore floating wind is the business This natural development represents a further step towards delivering on our strategy and building credibility in the UK market. We look forward to supporting NOV in developing this transformational project for the industry and Scotland."

Joe Rovig, President of NOV Rig Technologies, said: "We are delighted that Lamprell has joined us as a partner in Cerulean's major infrastructure development. Lamprell's track record in offshore wind will complement our infrastructure and people in the UK and Europe. We look forward to To collectively contribute to the decarbonisation of the UK offshore wind industry."

Together Nov and Lamprell will support the development of local content and targeting in the UK. The partners will also hold discussions with suppliers and shipyards in the country that are interested in joining the project and can provide suitable solutions. In June 2021, Cerulean submitted plans to develop a floating wind turbine project. The project has a capacity of over 3GW and is located west of the Shetland Islands and in the central North Sea.

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Cerulean selected Nov as its partner to provide fabrication services for the proposed project as well as the floating and mooring systems. If approved, the project is expected to go live in 2026.

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