Balfour Beatty Nets GBP 5.5M Hywind Scotland Contract
Statoil has awarded Balfour Beatty with a GBP 5.5 million EPCI contract for a substation and onshore cable for the Hywind Scotland Pilot Park, world’s first floating offshore wind farm.
Jonathan Chapman, Director of Offshore for Balfour Beatty said: “This is an exciting market for us and we look forward to playing our part in delivering this innovative pilot project, supporting the future security of renewable energy supply across Scotland and contributing to ‘keeping the lights on.”
The project office for the engineering phase will be in Kintore, outside Aberdeen, and the work will mainly utilize Scottish labor, according to the company.
Scotland’s Energy Minister Fergus Ewing said: “Balfour Beatty brings a wealth of expertise to this project, which has the potential to allow offshore wind to move into deeper waters.”
“Floating offshore wind provides a great opportunity for Scotland and we have been working closely with Statoil to ensure those benefits are disseminated as widely as possible to the Scottish supply chain.”