Skip to main content

Aker Solutions signs contract for wind project in New York

Published by
Energy Global,


Aker Solutions has signed a FEED contract with Empire Offshore Wind LLC to study the design and delivery of concrete foundations for the wind turbine generators (WTG) for the planned Empire Wind project in New York, US. Empire Wind is being developed by Equinor and BP through a 50/50 strategic partnership in the US.

Aker Solutions will analyse how to design, construct and install concrete substructures standing on the seafloor to support the WTGs. The scope also includes analysis of construction methods and models for marine operations to install the structures. The company will use its track record from previous deliveries of concrete substructures to support the partnership in defining effective solutions for the Empire Wind project.

The company’s front-end engineering work will also benefit several US-based partners and suppliers. This includes construction company Kiewit Infrastructure Inc. and regulatory and permitting expert McLaren.

Over the past 50 years, Aker Solutions has become recognised globally for delivering complete oil and gas developments, safely and on time and budget. The company is an international leader for delivering concrete substructures to demanding offshore projects.

"In recent years, we have increased our activity within low-carbon and renewable energy projects, and offshore wind is a key growth area. Aker Solutions is already delivering concrete hulls to Equinor’s Hywind Tampen offshore floating wind project. We are pleased to see that the Empire Wind development is considering using proven concrete technology, and that we can contribute with our expertise," said Kjetel Digre, Chief Executive Officer of Aker Solutions.

The FEED award for Empire Wind follows the completion of the pre-FEED won in 2019. The work starts immediately and will be completed in August 2021.

 

 

For more news and technical articles from the global renewable industry read our latest issue of Energy Global magazine.

Energy Global’s Winter 2020 issue

The Winter issue of Energy Global provides a range of technical articles covering technological advancements and future outlooks in the renewables sector, from companies including CorPower Ocean, Rystad Energy, Black & Veatch, Voltalia, FUERGY, and more.

Read the article online at: https://www.energyglobal.com/wind/19022021/aker-solutions-signs-contract-for-planned-wind-project-in-new-york/

You might also like

 
 
 

Embed article link: (copy the HTML code below):