Two Danish companies have joined forces to target the nascent market for floating wind foundations and moorings.

Maersk Supply Service and Stiesdal Offshore have formed a strategic partnership to provide integrated engineering, procurement, construction and installation solutions to this particular sector of the floating wind sector.

This integrated approach, said a joint statement issued by the two players, aims to offer fast-track installations and bring down the levelised costs of floating wind.

Since 2017, Stiesdal has been developing the Tetra concept.

Based on lightweight, factory-made modules assembled in port to form a complete foundation, Tetra is designed to reduce manufacturing hours.

In cooperation with Shell, RWE and Tepco Renewable Power, Stiesdal built and installed the first Tetra floater off Norway’s west coast in 2021.

Maersk Supply will handle the partnership’s EPCI offering, based on its decades of experience with towing and mooring work scopes, many ion harsh waters.

Recently, the company oversaw and executed the mooring system installation for the Saitec DemoSath floating wind pilot project offshore Bilbao, Spain.

The two players believe they can offer full-scope EPCI services to floating wind farm developers “looking to scale their projects from demonstrations to full commercial operation.”

Maersk Supply’s chief executive Steen Karstensen said the partnership aims to “simplify the value chain in the growing floating wind sector, which is still in the early stages, but which will also by necessity see rapid expansion and growth in the coming decade.”

The partnership will only target integrated floating wind solutions, including the engineering and design element of offshore floating wind structures.

Maersk Supply — which operates a large fleet of anchor handlers and platforms supply vessels and specialises in towing, mooring and installing floating units — will be the lead contractor and the key contact for clients on, with Stiesdal acting as a subcontractor.

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