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Ørsted lines up Boskalis for US offshore wind double

Posted on 01 July 2022

Ørsted lines up Boskalis for US offshore wind double

Contractor will coordinate installation of offshore substations and XXL monopiles for South Fork and Revolution

Orsted and Eversource are teaming up with Boskalis to execute the foundation and offshore substations transportation and installation work for the South Fork Wind and Revolution Wind projects.

Under the contracts, Boskalis will manage transport and installation of three offshore substations and the XXL monopiles for the South Fork Wind and Revolution Wind projects.

Boskalis will also install scour protection for the Revolution Wind and Sunrise Wind projects.

The contracts comprise more than 1.7GW of US offshore wind projects serving Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York.

All projects are slated to be operational by the end of 2025.

The contracts will support the training and employment of American workers and will use a “sizable fleet” of US vessels.

This fleet includes, but is not limited to, protected species observer vessels, platform supply vessels, barges and tugs.

The contracts will also support the opening of a new Boskalis office located in Providence, Rhode Island, expanding Boskalis’s US footprint.

The new office will support, among other projects, the transportation and installation of the project foundations in collaboration with the Boskalis Houston office and serve as a central connection point for multiple project teams.

“Ørsted and Eversource are investing in a domestic supply chain to build the American offshore wind industry and deliver new economic opportunity to states across the country,” said David Ortiz, Ørsted’s head of north-east government affairs and market strategy.

“This includes attracting companies like Boskalis to expand their operations in states like Rhode Island, hiring and training local workers, and utilising US vessels to build our projects.”