DEME Offshore and Havfram AS, the international offshore wind and subsea contractor, have concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly offer construction services to Norway’s offshore wind farm sector.

DEME Offshore and Havfram plan to play an important role in the upcoming Norwegian offshore wind market by delivering transport and installation services for foundations, cables, WTGs and substations for bottom-fixed and floating offshore wind farms. ​

The development of offshore wind projects in Norway has gained considerable momentum. The Norwegian government recently expressed its ambition to develop Norway as an offshore wind nation to operate 30 GW by 2040. In addition, electrification of existing oil & gas production assets will be a necessary step in the energy transition, further boosting offshore wind demand in the coming decade. The first target projects for the cooperation will be the Sørlige Nordsjø II projects, likely to come on lease auction in the coming months.

Jeff Van Hout, Business Unit Manager DEME Offshore, comments: “In Havfram, we have found a competent Norwegian partner who shares the same solution-driven mindset in the world of offshore contracting. Therefore, we are very pleased and excited to join forces with Havfram and are convinced that our complementary expertise will add value to the upcoming Norwegian offshore wind market. For the Sørlige Nordsjø II project, which is to be installed in relatively deep water depths of more than 60 m, we believe it will be important to involve an experienced contractor early in the development process to select the best foundation concept, for example. With our vast experience in monopile, pre-piled jackets and suction pile technology, we look forward to engaging with developers and seeing how we can best bring our innovative solutions and added value to their project. “

Even Larsen, Director of Offshore Wind Havfram, says: “With DEME, Offshore Havfram has teamed up with a trustworthy, experienced and highly successful offshore wind foundation contractor to provide a one-stop-shop solution to the clients in Norway. Paired with Havfram’s WTG installation expertise, we offer a sound and reliable partnership for developers for Sørlige Nordsjø and future offshore wind developments. Havfram, with its Norwegian heritage and the ambition to lead the energy transition from O&G to renewables, is ideally placed to play a vital role in these developments over the coming decades.”

Image source: Courtesy of DEME Group

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