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Aker Solutions has been awarded a limited notice to proceed contract from Vattenfall for the Norfolk Vanguard West Offshore Wind Farm off the coast of Norfolk, UK. The scope of work for Aker Solutions includes the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of the high voltage direct current (HVDC) offshore platform.
The fabrication of the topside will be executed in a joint venture with Drydocks World Dubai, and the substructure will be fabricated at Aker Solutions’ yard in Verdal, Norway. Aker Solutions will at this stage book a contract value of about NOK 4 billion in the fourth quarter of 2023 in the Renewables and Field Development segment, reflecting the compensated work that is to be performed until the expected final investment decision. Following the final award, the total contract value for Aker Solutions is estimated to be about NOK 6 billion.
Located more than 47 kilometers from the Norfolk coast and with an installed capacity of 1.4 gigawatts, Norfolk Vanguard West will be the first phase of Vattenfall’s Norfolk Offshore Wind Zone, which also includes the Norfolk Vanguard East and Norfolk Boreas developments. The Norfolk Vanguard West Offshore Wind Farm is subject to regulatory approvals and Vattenfall’s final investment decision.
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