Aker wins RWE wind-farm supply contract

German utility company RWE Innogy has awarded oil and gas solutions supplier Aker a €115m (£96m) EPC contract for the supply of 48 steel jackets and piles for the offshore wind farm Nordsee Ost project in the North Sea.

The contract will be executed by Aker Solutions’ fabrication yard in Verdal, Norway, and includes engineering, procurement, fabrication, load-out and sea-fastening of the steel substructure and piles.

The fabrication will start at Aker Verdal in January 2011 and will engage some 100 personnel.

The substructures will be delivered during the period October 2011 to July 2012.