Lamprell has inked a substantial capacity reservation agreement for the Norfolk Vanguard project, a significant offshore wind initiative with a capacity of 4200MW. The deal involves the supply of 92 turbine foundation pieces, to be manufactured at Lamprell's Hamriyah yard in the United Arab Emirates and subsequently shipped to Tees Work Port in the UK.
Situated approximately 47km off the Norfolk coast in the southern part of the British North Sea, the Norfolk Vanguard project, recently acquired by RWE from Vattenfall, is poised for commissioning within this decade.
Ian Prescott, Chief Executive of Lamprell, expressed satisfaction with the reservation agreement, characterizing it as a positive stride in forward planning amidst the escalating demand and limited capacity within the offshore wind fabrication sector.
Prescott commented, “Our fully commissioned renewables production line, currently engaged in delivering transition pieces for the Moray West project, is pivotal in meeting the burgeoning capacity requirements of the expanding renewables sector. Lamprell remains committed to investing in our facilities, reinforcing our stature as a leading fabricator of offshore wind foundation structures. We anticipate a collaborative effort with the Vattenfall and RWE teams during the handover process, reaffirming our dedication to delivering sustainable energy solutions.”
The announcement comes at a time when the global renewables landscape is witnessing a surge in offshore wind projects, underlining the strategic importance of securing manufacturing capacity to meet the industry's growing demands. Lamprell's role in the Norfolk Vanguard project positions the company as a key contributor to the evolving renewable energy sector.