A2SEA installs first turbine on Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm

Monday, 9 January, 2017 - 12:00
Sea Challenger and her crew, together with Statoil and Siemens installed the first turbine on Dudgeon OWF. (Photo:Byron Price/Rix Leopard)
Sea Challenger and her crew, together with Statoil and Siemens installed the first turbine on Dudgeon OWF. (Photo: Byron Price/Rix Leopard)

A2SEA’s Sea Challenger installed the first out of the 67 Siemens 6 MW turbines on the 402 MW Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm for Statoil, Masdar and Statkraft.

For the next months, the vessel will install the turbines being shipped from Green Port Hull in the UK. This is the first time, the Port of Hull will be used as load out port for an offshore wind project.

Since September 2016, Sea Challenger has been used for offshore accommodation during completion and commissioning of the offshore substation. The vessel was jacked up to 20 m above sea level and had accommodation for 80 persons including the A2SEA crew.

Jens Frederik Hansen CEO at A2SEA, said: ”We have wide experience in handling the Siemens 6 MW turbines, but it cannot be done without good team work. It is a great pleasure to once again work together with Siemens, but also our renewed cooperation and partnership with Statoil, which started on their first offshore wind project Sheringham Shoal, and now continues on the Dudgeon
project.”

The Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm is owned by Statoil (35%), Masdar (35%) and Statkraft (30%) and is situated 32 km off the coast of the seaside town of Cromer in North Norfolk in the UK. When fully commissioned by 2017, the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm will provide well over 400,000 households with renewable power.

Silke Funke / A2 SEA

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