Sembcorp Marine: Obtained two renewable energy projects of more S$200 million

Sembcorp Marine said on Monday that it obtained two separate renewable energy projects valued at more than S$200 million.

The first project is a deal with Orsted Wind Power subsidiary Optimus Wind Ltd. for engineeringe procurement, construction, hook-up and commissioning works for two topsides which will be deplyed at Hornsea 2 Offshore Wind Farm in the U.K. North Sea, it said in a filing to SGX before the market open on Monday.

The Hornsea 2 Offshore Wind Farm will be the world’s largest once operational in 2022 and will have a capacity of 1.4 gigawatts, which can supply green electricity to more than 1.3 million households in the U.K., it said.

The second contract is for the design and construction of three identical battery-powered ropax ferries for Norled AS for delivery in the fourt quarter of 2020, it said. That marked Sembcorp Marine’s first such contract, it said.

The vessels are tailored to Norled’s shortsea Hella-Vangsnes-Dragsvik connections in Norway and will be able to carry up to 300 passengers and crew and 80 cars, or a combination of 10 cars and 10 trailer trucks, it said.

“The highly energy-efficient vessels will operate normally on zero-emissions battery power at a service speed of 10 knots. When required, they can run on combined battery-diesel hybrid backup modes,” it said. “The Norled ropax ferries will use lithium-ion batteries for propulsion, complemented by energy-efficient solutions throughout the vessels’ design and shore-side hydroelectricity recharging points along their service route. This enables the ferries to operate with zero emissions cost-competitively.”

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