Dudgeon Offshore Wind Limited has awarded the contract for the Electrical System Infrastructure for its Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm to Siemens Transmission and Distribution Ltd.
The contract covers engineering, procurement, construction and offshore hook-up of one onshore substation and one offshore substation including jacket foundation. Siemens will have the overall system responsibility to connect the offshore wind farm on to the 400 kV National Grid network in Necton. Transmission capacity will be above 400 MW and include transformation from 33/132/400 kV.
Siemens will run the project from Manchester, while the jacket and topside for the offshore substation will be built at a UK yard.
The Electrical System Infrastructure shall be finalised during 2016.
"We're pleased to see that a UK supplier wins this important contract in a competitive supplier market. This confirms that Dudgeon plays an active role in the development of the UK offshore wind industry", says Bjørn Ivar Bergemo, Asset Manager in Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm.
Dudgeon Offshore Wind Limited, which holds the licenses and consents to enable it to construct the Dudgeon offshore wind farm, is owned by two Norwegian companies, Statoil and Statkraft . Statoil holds the responsibility as operator for both the construction and the operational phase.
Most recently the two companies have worked together to develop and operate the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm, the 88 turbine power plant [317MW] which is located 9-17 miles off the coast of Sheringham.
Statoil is an international energy company with operations in 33 countries. Building on 40 years of experience from oil and gas production on the Norwegian continental shelf, it is committed to accommodating the world's energy needs in a responsible manner, applying technology and creating innovative business solutions. It is headquartered in Stavanger, Norway with approximately 23,000 employees worldwide, and is listed on the New York and Oslo stock exchanges.
Statkraft is Europe's largest generator of renewable energy and is the leading power company in Norway. The company owns, produces and develops hydropower, wind power, gas power and district heating. Statkraft is a major player in European power trading and has 3,600 employees in more than 20 countries.
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Issue date: 03-09-14