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Supplier reports "significant loss" on British offshore wind farm

Yet another subcontractor states that it is struggling with the construction of jacket foundations and therefore expects this year's earnings to be "materially below" market expectations.

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Putting on a jacket sounds simple, but the task is quite comprehensive when it concerns a hundred-ton steel jacket for an offshore wind turbine.

It has now also proven very costly for foundation manufacturer Lamprell. Last November, the Dubai-based firm won a contract worth USD 225 million as its first order for jacket foundations. The order was for 60 foundations for ScottishPower's British offshore wind farm East Anglia one. But this order has now inflicted financial woes on the firm, Lamprell states.

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