Eight Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) jacket foundations will be laid with the fabrication and load-out after Harland & Wolff has won the contract. These jacket foundations will principally be conducted at Harland & Wolff newly acquired Methil facilities in Scotland.
The owner of the Harland & Wolff shipyards, InfraStrata has acquired the assets of the Scottish-based offshore energy fabrication company. The formerly called Burntisland Fabrication (BiFab) was acquired in February after it had gone into administration last year.
The jacket foundations will service the Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Farm project. This is located in the outer Firth of Forth in Scotland and owned by EDF Renewables and ESB. Work is scheduled to begin on 1st July of this year.
Harland & Wolff has been awarded the contract by Saipem and anticipated to create about 290 direct and indirect jobs. Harland & Saipem would be working together to further optimise the opportunities. Also, the programme will be made more cost-effective.