Update on Hornsea Project One foundation

In November 2016 DONG Energy announced that EEW SPC would provide 116 monopile foundations for Hornsea Project One offshore windfarm, and in early 2017 that 116 transition pieces would be provided by Bladt Industries with Offshore Structures Britain, and Steelwind with Wilton Engineering.
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DONG Energy (NASDAQ OMX: DENERG) is one of Northern Europe's leading energy groups and is headquartered in Denmark. Around 6,200 ambitious employees, including over 850 in the UK, develop, construct and operate offshore wind farms, generate power and heat from our power stations as well as supply and trade in energy to wholesale, business and residential customers. In addition, we produce oil and gas, and a process has been initiated to divest this business unit. The continuing part of the Group has approximately 5,800 employees and generated a revenue in 2016 of DKK 61 billion (EUR 8.2 billion). For further information, see www.dongenergy.co.uk or follow us @DONGEnergyUK on Twitter.
It has now been decided that monopile foundations will also be used for the remaining 58 foundations, and supply contracts including for transition pieces are in the advanced stages of negotiation.

It was indicated previously that Suction Bucket Jacket foundations were under consideration for the remaining third of Hornsea Project One, however until the details could be finalised the project and suppliers have kept flexibility for a range of options. Hornsea Project One, which will become the biggest windfarm in the world, is a large-scale construction project, and the needs of the project, including timescales, have led to DONG Energy taking the decision to use the same monopile/transition piece foundation solution for all turbines. This decision optimises the execution of the project, and helps ensure it will be built on time.

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