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Harland & Wolff secures new windfarm deal: 80 jobs secured

By John Mulgrew

Harland & Wolff has landed a new contract to provide parts for an off-shore windfarm off the coast of Germany — supporting 80 jobs.

The Belfast firm has been chosen by jacket foundation supplier ST3 Offshore to supply suction buckets for DONG Energy’s Borkum Riffgrund 2, which is an an offshore windfarm.

As part of this agreement, H&W will manufacture and export a significant number of suction buckets.

The suction buckets manufactured by H&W will be exported from the UK to ST3’s advanced serial manufacturing plant in Stettin, Poland, for fitting prior to foundation installation.

Jonathan Guest, director of business development at Harland and Wolff, said:

“H&W is delighted to be involved in the Borkum Riffgrund 2 project, continuing to support manufacturing jobs in Belfast and contributing to UK exports.

“We are committed to the retention of manufacturing skills in Northern Ireland and projects such as this enable us to both develop our in-house capability and support the local supply chain.”

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