Ecosse Subsea digs up new Baltic offshore wind farm contract from Iberdrola

Ecosse Subsea prepare to launch a sea-bed plow
Ecosse Subsea prepare to launch a sea-bed plow

Ecosse Subsea Systems has won a sea-bed groundworks contract for a new wind turbine farm from Iberdrola, which has its global offshore wind power head office in Glasgow.

The Spanish conglomerate is preparing to build the €1.4bn Wikinger offshore windfarm in the Baltic Sea and has also held a supply-chain conference for European suppliers in Berlin.

Ecosse – which has traditionally operated in the N. Sea oil and gas sector – expects to mobilise from Aberdeen in mid-2016 and have already started pre-engineering work at its Banchory headquarters.

Tanis Rey-Baltar, Iberdrola project director, said: “Wikinger will have a considerable impact in job creation, and we are pleased to see contracts already being placed with the wider supply chain. We were very encouraged by the turnout today in Berlin and would like to thank the other supporting organisations for their help in putting the event together.

“Major infrastructure projects like ours require support during planning, construction and operations, so we need the expertise and support of a wide range of companies with a variety of skill sets.”

Wikinger offshore wind farm will consist of 70 Adwen 5-megawatt (MW) turbines, bringing total generating capacity to 350 MW by 2017.

Combining both Gamesa and Areva wind expertise and extensive track-record, the 50-50 joint venture is responsible for the design, manufacturing, installation, commissioning and servicing of the project’s wind turbines.

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