Statoil have awarded Isleburn with a contract for the provision of the suction anchors to the Hywind pilot floating wind park offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Isleburn will provide 15 suction anchors to the project to be delivered in the beginning of 2017. The contract will provide work both in the Highlands and in Aberdeen. “Statoil is proud to develop the world’s first floating wind farm. We are pleased to develop this project in Scotland, with a huge wind resource and an experienced supply chain from oil and gas,” said Stephen Bull, Statoil’s senior vice president for Offshore Wind.
“We are very pleased with the contract awarded to Isleburn. The suction anchors represent important components in this innovative project. The Hywind pilot park confirms the UK and Scotland’s position at the forefront of developing offshore wind as a competitive new energy source.”
Isleburn is one of Scotland’s manufacturers of products to a range of energy sectors. The fabrication of the suction anchors will take place in Isleburn’s facilities at Nigg Energy Park, starting in early 2016 with delivery in early 2017.
Statoil will install a 30-megawtt wind turbine farm on floating structures at Buchan Deep, 25 kilometres offshore Peterhead, harnessing Scottish wind resources to provide renewable energy to the mainland. The wind farm will power around 20,000 households. Production start is expected in late 2017.