'Titanic' Shipyard Reinventing Itself
Harland & Wolff in Belfast have been awarded a valuable contract to help build a wind farm substation in the North Sea.
The company will build substation jackets and piles for energy company E.On to help make up the foundations of the Humber Gateway offshore wind farm, which is based a few miles off the east Yorkshire Coast, reports the Belfast Telegraph.
The latest announcement marks a further move into the renewables sector for Harland and Woff who have been involved in the construction of both wind and tidal turbines, but which made its name as a ship builder, notably of the Titanic.
It has built jackets for a number of offshore oil and gas platforms, most recently for Norweigian company Kvaener, but the E.On work will be its first on the foundation of wind farm substations and it's an area the company is expecting to grow.