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Sif to supply Humber Gateway and Amrumbank West

Foundations firm to supply projects in three countries in 2013

Sif Group will provide most of the monopiles and transition pieces for E.ON’s 219MW Humber Gateway project, Windpower Offshore has learned. The Dutch manufacturer will also supply E.ON’s Amrumbank West development.

Sif is one of two companies awarded foundations supply contracts for Humber Gateway. Production will begin in a matter of weeks, sales manager Richard Jongen told Windpower Offshore.

It will also begin production later this year of monopiles and transition pieces for the 288MW Amrumbank West project. It will then switch back to production for Humber Gateway, added Jongen.

Last month, it was announced that 16 - about a fifth - of Humber Gateway’s monopiles and transition pieces will be produced by UK new entrant, TAG Energy Solutions. Sif will produce the remainder.

Sif is currently completing its contract to supply the 288MW DanTysk wind farm in the German North Sea. Foundation installation began last week at the Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München-owned project.

The fourth offshore wind project in Sif’s 2013 production book is the 216MW Northwind, in Belgian waters.

At some point this year, Sif will make its one thousandth offshore wind farm foundation, said Jongen, a milestone that will serve to emphasise its strong market position. Sif has also supplied the Horns Rev 1, Princess Amalia, Bard Offshore 1 and Beatrice demonstration site projects.

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