ABERDEEN-BASED subsea installation company Subocean announced a £7million deal yesterday.
It has been awarded a fast-track contract with energy company E.ON UK on the Robin Rigg windfarm development in the Solway Firth.
The deal is a boost to the company’s strategy of generating £50million in sales from the renewable-energy sector in the next two years.
The contract involves installing 64 power cables between the wind-turbine generators and one export cable from the windfarm to the shore.
Subocean operations director Mike Daniel said: “This contract demonstrates our growing reputation in the marine renewables sector, coming as it does on the back of completing two marine renewable projects for another UK developer.
“These contracts combined must make us one of the biggest providers in the UK marine renewables marketplace.”
According to power generator E.ON, the Robin Rigg windfarm has the potential to deliver clean green energy to 117,000 UK homes and displace the emission of more than 200,000 tonnes of CO every year.
The Robin Rigg site will be split into two areas with 30 wind-turbine generators at each site.