Heerema Marine Contractors is selected as a strategic supplier by Equinor on behalf of the fifty-fifty partnership between Equinor and bp to develop the Empire Wind and Beacon Wind projects. Once a Strategic Supplier Agreement is in place, Heerema will transport and install wind farm foundations and offshore substations.

This agreement will include the Empire Wind and Beacon Wind wind farms located off the United States East Coast and will cover a firm period of seven years. Throughout this period, Equinor, bp, and Heerema will collaborate as exclusive partners in the preparation and Jones Act compliant execution of the projects.

‘The award of this unique agreement is yet another chapter in a long history of working together globally with both Equinor and bp on often challenging offshore installation projects,’ says Heerema’s CEO Koos-Jan van Brouwershaven. ‘We are proud to be selected to join Equinor and bp once again in a frontier market and region. The future of offshore wind relies on strong forward-looking partnerships that recognise the need to secure transport and installation capacity.’

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Empire Wind and Beacon Wind

Empire Wind and Beacon Wind are developed by a fifty-fifty partnership between Equinor and bp. Equinor will be the operator through the development, construction, and operations phase of the project. Empire Wind and Beacon Wind will produce 2.1 GW and 1.2 GW of renewable offshore wind power for households in the State of New York and the wider region in the Northeast of the United States.

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Heerema’s offshore wind portfolio includes, amongst others, the He Dreiht monopile installation project (Germany), the Arcadis Ost I wind turbine generator project (Germany) the Dogger Bank C substation (UK), and the Baltic Eagle substation (Germany).

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