Wind Energy – Biggest Foundation Contract
SeAH Wind has secured a deal to supply all monopiles for Vattenfall’s 2800MW Norfolk Vanguard offshore wind farm in the UK North Sea.
Production on what is the fabricator’s largest single contract will start in 2026 from its under-construction facility in Teesside, north-east England.
Steel work will run to the end of 2027 under a deal that will secure over 750 new jobs, according to SeAH.
The XXL monopiles for Norfolk Vanguard West and Vanguard East will range from 10 to 11 metres in diameter, weighing between 1600 and 2250 tonnes each, and measuring from 70 to 95 meters in length.
With this order, SeAH said on its website it can now plan and grow the business with order security from 2025 until the end of 2027, “providing the perfect launching pad to ensure continued success at the world’s largest single site XXL monopile factory”.
SeAH chief executive Chris Sunghwal Sohn said: “We thank Vattenfall for their trust in SeAH Wind, the UK market has needed an injection of good news, and this contract is a clear signal that UK based companies can be a success in the Offshore Wind industry. “Now we focus on the future, completing our factory, recruiting the best talent, and making SeAH Wind the market leader in producing the largest monopiles.”