Saipem: new milestone achieved in offshore wind

Saipem has completed the first installation campaign for the Dogger Bank project


Milan (Italy), May 4, 2023 – Saipem has achieved a new milestone in offshore wind with the completion of its first installation campaign for the Dogger Bank Wind Farm development.

Located over 130 km off the North East coast of England, Dogger Bank Wind Farm will be, at the time of completion, the world’s largest offshore wind farm and will be capable of powering 6 million British homes.

In 2020 Saipem was awarded a contract by Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Farms, a joint venture between SSE Renewables, Equinor and Vårgrønn for the transportation and installation of the jackets and topsides of two offshore HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current) substations for Dogger Bank A and Dogger Bank B, as well as a contract from Aibel for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of the aforementioned jackets.

Each substation will consist of a topside and a four-legged jacket of over 3,100 tons installed at a water depth of approximately 28 metres, and will have a capacity of 1.2 GW.  

The two jackets were fabricated at the Saipem fabrication yard in Arbatax, Sardinia. The yard is currently involved in fabrication activities for other Saipem projects in the offshore wind sector.

With the conclusion of this first campaign, Saipem has successfully installed the jacket and topside for Dogger Bank A and the jacket for Dogger Bank B.

Saipem will complete its scope of work with the installation of the topside for Dogger Bank B in 2024.

Gianalberto Secchi, COO of Saipem's Offshore Wind Business Line, commented: “This success confirms once again Saipem’s capability of delivering full EPCI projects within the offshore wind sector, a key market for Saipem’s value proposition for the energy transition”.


Saipem is a leading company in the engineering, drilling and construction of major projects in the energy and infrastructure sectors, both offshore and onshore. Saipem is “one company” organized into five business lines - Asset Based, Energy Carriers, Offshore Wind, Sustainable Infrastructures, Robotics & Industrialized Solutions. The company has 9 fabrication yards and an offshore fleet of 29 construction vessels (of which 26 owned and 3 owned by third parties and managed by Saipem) and 13 drilling rigs, of which 9 owned. Always oriented towards technological innovation, Saipem is now committed to supporting its customers to accompany them on the energy transition path and Net Zero with increasingly digital means, technologies and processes geared towards environmental sustainability. Listed on the Milan Stock Exchange, it is present in over 70 countries around the world and employs over 30,000 people of 130 nationalities.



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