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Sif-Smulders to provide monopiles and transition pieces on all three phases of Dogger Bank Wind Farm

12th November 2021 in Press releases, Project news, Supply Chain

Dogger Bank Wind Farm has signed a contract with Sif-Smulders consortium for all 87 monopiles and transition pieces for the third phase of the world’s largest offshore wind farm.

Sif and Smulders were awarded contracts to provide the wind turbine foundations for the first two phases of Dogger Bank in November 2020, and have since awarded subcontracts to South Tyneside-based Metec and Rochdale-based Granada to work on this world-leading project.

The foundation fabrication and supply contract for Dogger Bank C is subject to financial close on Dogger Bank C which is expected in late 2021.

In the project-specific Sif-Smulders consortium, Sif is responsible for fabrication and supply of monopiles and primary steel for the transition pieces, and for the marshalling of all foundation components at its Maasvlakte 2 Rotterdam terminal. Smulders will manufacture secondary steel and assemble, coat and test fully equipped transition pieces.

Dogger Bank Wind Farm Project Director, Steve Wilson, said:

“We’re delighted to expand our ongoing work with Sif and Smulders on the first two phases of the windfarm with this contract for DBC. The consortium will supply monopiles and transition pieces that are among the largest to be installed on any offshore wind farm and which continue to push the boundaries of foundation design.”

Fred van Beers, CEO of Sif Holding said:

“We are honoured by the confidence in our company that the developers of Dogger Bank Wind Farm express in their award of part C of the Dogger Bank Wind Farm to Sif, extending our order book to well into 2024 and allowing us time to prepare for expected demand for larger foundations for the period 2025 and beyond. We are a proud partner to Equinor/SSE/ENI for the landmark Dogger Bank Wind Farm project”.

Raf Lemants, Managing Director of Smulders:

“Smulders looks forward to continuing our partnership with SSE/Equinor for Dogger Bank C together with Sif. We are proud that we can share our knowledge and expertise and deliver the transition pieces for all three phases of the world’s largest offshore wind farm.”

Dogger Bank Wind Farm is being developed in three phases – Dogger Bank A, Dogger Bank B and Dogger Bank C – located more than 130km from the Yorkshire coast and the world’s largest offshore wind farm when complete.

Dogger Bank A and B is a joint venture between SSE Renewables (40%), Equinor (40%) and Eni (20%). In November 2021 SSE Renewables and Equinor, 50:50 joint venture partners in Dogger Bank C, announced Eni will take a 20% stake in the final phase, with SSE Renewables and Equinor maintaining 40% stakes each. The deal is expected to complete in Q1 2022, subject to Dogger Bank C Financial Close and regulatory approvals.