Seatrium wins Empire Wind offshore substation platform deals

Singapore-based Seatrium has won contracts for offshore substations for the Empire Wind 1 and 2 offshore wind farms, being developed off New York's coast by a joint venture of Equinor and BP.

Singapore's Seatrium has won two contracts for offshore substation platforms for the Empire Wind 1 and 2 offshore wind farms (image credit: Seatrium)

Seatrium subsidiary Sembcorp Marine Offshore Platforms was awarded the two contracts, worth more than $500 million, to cover engineering, procurement, construction, offshore hook-up and commissioning of the platforms south of Long Island.

Construction work on the platforms for the {Empire Wind 1-fa6ad588-ff63-dd93-e157-4e3118d081fe}} and the 1260MW Empire Wind 2 projects is expected to start in the fourth quarter of 2023 and second half of 2024, respectively, at Seatrium’s Singapore and Indonesia yards.

Seatrium is also constructing a wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) for deployment at the Empire wind farms. Based on a “breakthrough design” jointly developed with Maersk Supply Service, the vessel is said to be capable of handling larger-capacity wind turbines.

Setrium is currently working on three 2GW high-voltage direct current (HVDC) offshore converter platform projects for offshore wind farms  in the Netherlands.