Emirati construction company Lamprell has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with US-based firm NOV to deliver three offshore floating wind farms to British renewable developer Cerulean Winds.
Under the terms of the MoU, Lamprell will offer fabrication, assembly and outfitting services for the construction of NOV’s tri-floaters, which will serve as the floating foundations at the three wind farms.
Each of the wind farms has 1GW of capacity.
Lamprell CEO Christopher McDonald said: “Our long history in the traditional oil and gas sector has stood us in good stead for our transition into the renewables space, where we have been active since 2007.
“Offshore floating wind is a natural progression for the business and represents another step in the realisation of our strategy and establishing our credentials in the UK market.
“We look forward to supporting NOV in the development of this transformational project for the industry and Scotland.”
NOV Rig Technologies president Joe Rovig said: “We are very pleased to have Lamprell on board with us as a partner for Cerulean’s major infrastructure development.
“Lamprell’s track record in offshore wind will complement our UK and European infrastructure and personnel and we look forward to making a joint contribution towards decarbonising the UK offshore sector.”
Nov and Lamprell will jointly support the development of local content goals in the UK.
The partners will also hold discussions with suppliers and yards in the country that are interested in joining the projects and can offer suitable solutions.
Last June, Cerulean submitted plans to develop a floating wind turbine project, with more than 3GW of capacity, west of Shetland and in the Central North Sea.
Cerulean selected Nov as its partner to deliver fabrication services for the proposed project, as well as floating and mooring systems.
The project is expected to come online in 2026 if approved.