Transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has advised SeAH Wind on a deal to supply turbine foundations for the Hornsea 3 wind farm – the first contract awarded to the newly invested Teesside factory.

The deal will contribute to ramping up SeAH's vast new site being built at Teesworks and represents the single largest offshore wind foundations order secured by any UK Company so far.

SeAH will supply monopile foundations to be used by Danish offshore wind developer Orsted at the world's largest offshore wind farm, Hornsea 3, located in the North Sea, approximately 120 km off the Norfolk coast and 160 km off the Yorkshire coast. Work will begin in Q2 2025, with the last monopiles expected to be completed in Q2 2026.

A team from WBD's Construction and Engineering team, led by senior counsel Stephen Hands and partner Vicky McCombe, advised SeAH in relation to the contract.

Peter Snaith, head of WBD's Teesside practice and manufacturing sector team, commented:

"We are delighted to have advised SeAH Wind on this monumental deal. It demonstrates increased confidence in UK renewables and supports our belief that Teesside is a prime location for inward investors across a range of industries enabling the North East to play a leading role in the UK’s progress in energy transition."

David Jack, Sales and Business Development Team Manager at SeAH Wind said:

"We're very grateful to Stephen and Vicky, and the rest of the WBD team for all their hard work and commitment to this project. Their ability to advise us on the many complex issues in this transaction in an approachable and straightforward manner throughout was incredibly helpful."

Ranking in the UK's top 20, WBD is a transatlantic law which supports clients with their regional, national and international growth strategies. The firm has a large corporate practice in the UK advising clients on a broad range of corporate transactions, particularly M&A, private equity investments, IPOs, MBOs and joint ventures.

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