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Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm: a major EPCI Contract award for Seaway Heavy Lifting

Subsea 7 S.A. today announced the award of an EPCI contract by Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited (BOWL).The contract value is in excess of US $1.3billion. This contract will be jointly executed by Seaway Heavy Lifting and Subsea 7(1). The scope of work includes the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of the turbine foundations and array cables, and the transport and installation of transmission modules for the Beatrice offshore wind farm, offshore Scotland (UK).

BOWL is a joint venture partnership formed between SSE (40%), Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (35%) and SDIC Power (25%).

Size and capacity Beatrice wind farm
The Beatrice offshore wind farm will be located in the

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Siemens to supply wind turbines and grid connection for Beatrice offshore project

• Wind power plant with total capacity of 588 megawatts
• Installation of the 7-MW turbines to begin in 2018
• First project equipped with new offshore grid access solution
• Long-term service contract for 15 years

Siemens has received a further order for an offshore wind power plant from Scotland. The company is to supply, install and commission 84 wind turbines, each with a 154-meter rotor diameter designed to generate 7 megawatts (MW) of power, for the "Beatrice" project. Furthermore the scope of supply comprises the offshore grid connection to the mainland in consortium with Nexans who will supply the connecting export cables. Siemens

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Senvion Signs Contract for its 3.4M140 with a 140- Meter Rotor

Hamburg: Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has signed a conditional contract for the first Senvion 3.4M140 wind turbine. This turbine will be the third prototype that Senvion is planning with e-wyn GmbH & Co. KG for the site and is likely to enter operation in summer 2017. The installation is planned for the Janneby site.

The Senvion 3.4M140 is equipped with a sound-optimized blade profile and a new pitch control system to reduce turbine load. Serial production for the Senvion 3.4M140 will start towards the end of 2017 in hub heights of 110 and 130 meters. Jürgen Geissinger, CEO of Senvion, says: "Innovation is indispensable in ensuring a successful future for wind energy. While lower-wind sites benefit from wind ene

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Class-leading crew transfer operator signs second, multi-vessel construction support contract with DONG Energy

26th May 2016, UK - Leading offshore wind project developer, DONG Energy, has awarded class-leading offshore energy support vessel operator, Seacat Services, with the supply contract for all crew transfer services at its 258MW Burbo Bank Extension project under development in the Irish Sea.

The four-vessel charter contract, with durations of three to 11 months, is the second such agreement signed between Seacat Services and DONG Energy in 2016, following the confirmation of a four-workboat construction support deal for the Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm in April.

With a handful of remaining &am

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Bibby Offshore awarded North Sea contract with Apache

Bibby Offshore, a leading subsea services provider to the oil and gas industry, has announced a substantial contract win with Apache North Sea Ltd to provide subsea construction, ROV and diving services at the largest oil field in the North Sea.

The contract, due to begin this month, will utilise Bibby Offshore's multi role diving support vessel the Bibby Topaz, equipped with an inspection class ROV.

The project, which involves well tie-ins and spool change-out at the Aviat and Bacchus locations, along with the associated pre-commissioning works, will be conducted to tie back the subsea wells to the Forties Oil Field, 110 miles east of Aberdeen.

Fraser Moonie, chief operating officer at Bibby Offshore, said: &

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