Norway’s Equinor and utility SSE have awarded UK-based North Star Renewables contracts to deliver three service operation vessels (SVOs) for the 2.4GW first two phases of their Dogger Bank offshore wind projects in the UK.

The contracts worth £270m ($375.2m) will see one vessel — which is anticipated to be delivered in January 2024 — used for scheduled maintenance at Dogger Bank A and B, with Equinor noting it would also be used in the planned third phase, the 1.2GW