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SIF has received a Letter of Intent (LOI) from Kvaerner Verdal for the production of 24 piles for the drilling platform and 20 piles and 20 leg sections for the production platform of the Johan Sverdrup project. Kvaerner Verdal is main contractor for the production of three of the four jackets that will be installed during the first phase of this large Statoil project. At present, production of the jacket legs and piles for the 27,000 tonne riser platform for Johan Sverdrup is also in full swing at Sif in Roermond.

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Offshore wind farms are responsible for a growing share of the green energy supply. This means that the energy generated by the offshore wind farms in the North Sea and other locations makes a significant contribution to the energy economy. This is a positive development that Sif is proud to be a part of.

The Borssele wind farm zone is made up of two areas, with each area contributing approximately 350 MW. In the Dutch National Water Plan, these two areas have been included in the Borssele wind farm zone. These wind farms are located off the coast of the Dutch province of Zeeland, outside the twelve mile zone.

Sif is optimistic about the development of these wind farms as its new production location at the Maasvlakte 2 near Rotterdam (which will be fully functional in 2017) provides the perfect home base for the production of monopiles and tubulars as well as the storage of other offshore components for the Borssele wind farm zone.

Sometimes Sif is asked to produce high quality tubulars for civil applications such as the legs for the London Eye and steel sections for the Brighton Tower.