By Dominic Chopping 
 

Norway's Aker Solutions ASA said Wednesday that it has signed a front-end engineering and design contract with Empire Offshore Wind LLC to study the design and delivery of concrete foundations for wind-turbine generators at New York's Empire Wind project.

Empire Wind is being developed by Equinor ASA and BP PLC through their 50/50 strategic partnership in the U.S.

Aker Solutions said it will analyze how to design, construct and install concrete substructures standing on the seafloor to support the wind turbine generators.

The scope of the deal also includes analysis of construction methods and models for marine operations to install the structures.

Work starts immediately and will be completed in August 2021.

 

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(END) Dow Jones Newswires

February 17, 2021 07:31 ET (12:31 GMT)

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