Saipem SpA and Trevi SpA have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate to jointly develop a design of two drilling systems for large-diameter foundation holes for wind farms.
Efficiently drilling large-diameter holes to host foundation piles represents an essential skill to ensure the successful installation of offshore wind farms.
Trevi and Saipem will develop a design that can cope with site specific geotechnical and geophysical data pertaining to the locations to be drilled, to identify the most appropriate drilling strategy and consequently the most appropriate technology.
The agreement with Trevi also covers the possibility to jointly develop such drilling equipment that should then be operated by Saipem, leveraging on Trevi expertise and knowhow on foundation, in executing wind farm projects
This MoU, which follows the non-binding agreement with Havfram to evaluate a potential cooperation in the offshore wind business, is consistent with Saipem’s 2022-25 Strategic Plan, since it aims at strengthening Saipem’s value proposition for the offshore wind, a sizeable market which is expected to grow by over 30% in the Strategic Plan horizon.
The agreement with Trevi, a worldwide leader in special foundation works, will support Saipem’s goal of identifying new and more profitable ways of execution also through designing and developing new technical solutions.