Lamprell, a provider of specialist engineering services to the international oil & gas industry, recently announced that it has received two new contract awards from Fred Olsen Windcarrier AS, which in aggregate total $320.4 million.
Each Engineering, Procurement & Construction contract award from Windcarrier is for the design, construction and delivery of a Gusto MSC NG-9000 design self elevating and self propelled offshore wind turbine installation vessel. Both vessels will be constructed at Lamprell’s Jebel Ali facility and will be delivered in Q2 and Q3 of 2012.
The design weight of each class leading and state of the art jackup vessel exceeds 14,000 tons. The vessels are equipped with dynamic positioning, high speed jacking systems, an 800 tons crane and a rotary propulsion system that allows the vessels to sail at a speed of 12 knots. Each unit includes accommodation for 80 personnel and has a payload capacity in excess of 5000 tons.
In addition to these contracts for two units Lamprell and Windcarrier have executed an option agreement for two further vessels. The exercise periods for these units are 12 months and 18 months respectively.
Commenting on the contract awards Nigel McCue, Chief Executive Officer, Lamprell said:
“We believe that the offshore wind sector provides Lamprell with a unique opportunity to utilise its high-level engineering skills in a new and fast-growing sector, where there is currently a lack of installation vessel capacity.”