A consortium of Belgian dredging firm Deme and Italy’s Prysmian have won a $1.1bn contract to build the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project, the US’ largest wind farm.
The project, which is being developed by Dominion Energy, is located 43km offshore from Virginia Beach. When complete in 2026, the 2.6GW farm will produce energy for 660,000 households a year, saving 2 million tons of carbon.
The consortium will transport and install 176 monopile foundations, three offshore substations, scour protection and a submarine cable systems.
Luc Vandenbulcke, Deme Group’s chief executive, said: “We are extremely proud to be playing such a significant role in this dynamic and growing US market.
“Following the award of the Vineyard offshore wind project and the South Fork cable installation works, this partnership with Dominion Energy is an endorsement of our expertise and track record in enabling the energy transition process in the US.”
Dominion Energy is an American utility headquartered in Richmond that supplied electricity to 16 states between Virginia and Utah.