MT Højgaard wins foundations contract for UK's Lincs wind farm  

MT Højgaard has won a EUR 130m contract for 75 offshore wind turbine foundations in the North Sea, 8 km off the UK coast
Denmark's leading construction firm MT Højgaard has announced that it has been awarded the contract for the foundations of the Lincs offshore wind farm, located 8 km off Skegness on Britain's eastern seaboard. The wind farm is 50% owned by UK energy company Centrica plc and 50% owned by Danish energy concern DONG Energy and Siemens Project Ventures. The contract is worth approx. EUR 130m.

“We are very pleased with this vote of confidence from some of Europe’s leading players in the energy industry. It reinforces our world-leading position in the design and construction of foundations for offshore wind turbines,” comments Kristian May, CEO of MT Højgaard, in a press release.

MT Højgaard will design, fabricate, transport and install the offshore foundations for 75 Siemens 3.6 MW turbines. Work will start this year and is expected to be complete by autumn 2011. The 270 MW offshore wind farm will be capable of generating electricity for around 200,000 households.

Upon completion of the Lincs project, MT Højgaard will have installed a total of 514 offshore foundations – more than any other contractor in the world.
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