The Belfast shipyard that built the Titanic has won a contract believed to be worth £20m to expand a huge windfarm off the East Anglian coast. Harland and Wolff Heavy Industries Ltd has secured the manufacturing of 60 steel foundation jackets for the East Anglia One offshore windfarm, which will safeguard 200 jobs. At more than 65 metres high and weighing over 845 tonnes, the three-legged steel jackets will be almost as prominent on Belfast’s skyline as Samson and Goliath, Harland and Wolff’s giant yellow cranes. Work on the foundation jackets will start in the second quarter of 2017 and should be completed towards the end of 2018, Scottish Renewables said on Friday.
Guardian 25th Nov 2016 read more »
Oil-rig maker Lamprell is moving further beyond its traditional markets after landing a major contract to help build a massive offshore wind farm. The oil price crash has weighed heavily on the main-market quoted company, resulting in a collapse in demand for the rigs that it builds in its Middle East construction yards. The $225m deal to build 60 foundations for wind turbines for ScottishPower Renewables’ East Anglia One project in the North Sea will create jobs both at the home and abroad.
Telegraph 25th Nov 2016 read more »
Lamprell has won a renewable energy contract in the North Sea worth about £180 million. Lamprell’s Jebel Ali and Sharjah yards in the United Arab Emirates will do most of the work, but the agreement also will support about 200 jobs in Northern Ireland. More than 20 of the structures involved will be built at the Harland and Wolff yard in Belfast.
Times 26th Nov 2016 read more »