Swedish power company Vattenfall has awarded €100m offshore balance of plant contract to Netherlands-based construction company Royal Boskalis Westminster for the construction of the proposed 92.4MW Aberdeen offshore wind farm in Scotland.

Under the contract, Boskalis will supply every offshore element of the Aberdeen wind farm, excluding the delivery of the wind turbines for the SEK3bn ($348.3m) project, which is also known as the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC).

Scheduled to be completed in 2018, the EOWDC will also test and demonstrate new offshore wind technologies.

The contract scope includes designing, procurement, fabrication, delivery, transportation as well as implementation of eleven suction bucket jacket foundations and scour protection.

Through its subsidiary VBMS, Boskalis Westminster will also be responsible for the procurement, delivery, transportation and deployment of 66kV inter array and export cables.

As part of the contract, the foundations and cables will be delivered and installed with Boskalis’ own assets that include a fallpipe vessel, a large floating sheerleg crane, a cable laying vessel and transport barges.

A wind turbine transportation and installation vessel will also be provided by the Dutch company for the wind project.

The wind project will feature eleven suction bucket jacket foundations combined with large wind turbines as well as the use of high capacity 66kV power cables.