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Petrofac Partners with Dutch Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Technology

February 21, 2022

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Petrofac, an oilfield service giant with a growing aspiration for offshore wind, Seawind Ocean Technology is the developer of “unique” floating offshore wind energy systems.

Based in the Netherlands, Seawind develops a unique two-blade floating wind turbine integrated with what is known as a unique concrete floating structure suitable for installation in all seas, including cyclone areas and ultra-deep waters. Did.

Petrofac will initially support system design validation and then project management related to Seawind’s first 6.2 MW floating offshore wind turbine demonstrator, which will be deployed in European waters by the first quarter of 2024. Arranged to provide EPCm services.

The two companies will work together to combine Seawind’s floating offshore wind expertise with Petrofac’s track record of engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) and energy project delivery.

Under the terms of the agreement, they helped provide concessions for early floating offshore wind turbines, first in the Mediterranean and then in other European and global locations, to electrify other offshore energy assets. We will work towards it.

John PearsonCOO of Petrofac’s new energy services, said: ScotWind The announcement of the offshore wind lease represents a major commitment to achieving the UK’s Net Zero ambitions. More than half of the awards were awarded to floating offshore wind turbines. We believe this is a major driver of growth ambition in the new energy sector.

“We look forward to developing more than a decade of offshore wind expertise to support Seawind Ocean Technology and the growing floating offshore wind sector.”

Vincent DewolfSeawind Ocean Technology CEO, commented: “Today, we are pleased to announce a strategic collaboration with Petrofac that enhances the ability to execute promising early projects. Petrofac has a proven track record of ensuring delivery to clients through innovation and technology. We have developed a unique patented technology that introduces the teaching hinge 2-blade wind turbine technology, which has many advantages for offshore applications. The complete system assembly is done in the port with land cranes and at sea. No installation ship is required for installation at. “

https://www.oedigital.com/news/494466-petrofac-partners-up-with-dutch-floating-wind-tech-firm-seawind Petrofac Partners with Dutch Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Technology

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