Contractor hired for Dudgeon offshore wind project

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Contractor hired for Dudgeon offshore wind project

A2SEA will play a key role in helping build the 402 MW Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm project in the UK .

A2SEA will provide their specialist purpose-built offshore installation vessel Sea Installer to install the 67 Siemens 6 MW turbines, totalling 402 MW installed generation capacity.

The North Sea project site is located 32 km offshore, north of the town of Cromer in North Norfolk. The annual energy production is estimated to be 1.7 TWh.

The total investment in Dudgeon is estimated to be £1.5 billion (US$2.57 billion). Offshore construction is scheduled to start in 2016 and the project is expected to be fully operational in late 2017.

On 25 September 2014 we reported that Masdar acquired a 35% stake in the project from Statoil. The project is currently owned by Statoil (35%), Masdar (35%) and Statkraft (30%).

Jens Frederik Hansen, CEO at A2SEA.

”It is with great pleasure and proudness that we can inform that A2SEA will install the 67 Siemens 6MW turbines on the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm in the UK. We have great experience with installation of the 6MW Siemens turbine from two former projects, and our skilled teams both on board SEA INSTALLER and at the office have secured a solid, efficient and safe solution to install the turbines for Statoil,”

A2SEA has installed more than half of Northern Europe’s offshore wind farms, and the Danish Installation Contractor is looking forward to this next significant project.

Jens Frederik Hansen added:

“The contractual process with Statoil has been conducted in an open and trusting forum by our skilled and dedicated team. We are very pleased to continue our cooperation and partnership with Statoil for installation of turbines, which started on their first offshore wind project Sheringham Shoal, and now continues on the Dudgeon project,”

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