Neart na Goithe OWF's Jacket Installation to be Assisted by FOWIC's Blue Tern – Heavy Lift News
20 May 2022

Neart na Goithe OWF’s Jacket Installation to be Assisted by FOWIC’s Blue Tern

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier (FOWIC) has won a contract with jack-up installation vessel the Blue Tern for supporting the jacket installation campaign on the Neart na Goithe (NnG) offshore wind farm. The contract is included in FOWIC’s disclosed total backlog with a value of approximately EUR 355 million.

Blue Tern will support the jacket installation campaign by doing drilling and possibly piling works. In early May of 2022, Saipem started mobilisation work on the Blue Tern in Esbjerg. After this, she will transit to Blyth to start the work on NnG. Back in late February, Blue Tern left Fayard in Demnark where she underwent upgrade work and then went straight on to the Kaskasi project off the coast of the German Island Helgoland.


2nd Engineer and 2nd Officer on the bridge


A spokesperson for NnG, “We are delighted to have FOWIC and the Blue Tern engaged in what will be an exciting phase in the development of NnG. The Blue Tern is a fantastic asset, and we look forward to seeing her utilised in support of the jacket installation works.”

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier says: “We are pleased to have been awarded the extra work on NnG and we look forward to working with them to safely deliver on this project”.

Neart na Gaoithe means ‘strength of the wind’. NnG is a key UK offshore wind farm project and, with up to £1.8billion invested in its infrastructure, will have a major positive impact on the Scottish economy. NnG is located off the east coast of Scotland, 15.5 km off the Fife coast and covers an area of approximately 105 km2. EDF Renewables acquired NnG in 2018 and in 2019 sold a 50% stake to leading Irish Energy Company, ESB.

Source Fred.Olsen Windcarrier


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