Dudgeon Offshore Wind Ltd has awarded the contract to build its onshore operations and maintenance (O&M) base to East Anglian construction company R G Carter
The company has been contracted to build the wind farm’s new O&M base at Berth 9 located next to the River Yare within the Great Yarmouth port. Work commenced in early July 2015 and is scheduled to be completed during the second quarter of 2016.
RG Carter have been contracted to convert an existing warehouse into Dudgeon‘s permanent office and logistics facility. Once finished the building will include a two story facility, integrated into the existing framework of the warehouse, providing sufficient office space for Dudgeon‘s onshore workforce as well as a dedicated 24 hour a day control centre to monitor and manage the windfarm‘s production. The remainder of the warehouse will be utilised as a logistical store for keeping spare parts at the base ready for when they are needed to be transported offshore to the wind farm. Externally a new car park and security fence will also be established. Once the wind farm is in service the new base will accommodate all of the permanent staff working onshore with the day to day responsibility for managing the wind farm.
"Commencing building work on Dudgeon‘s new O&M base is a significant milestone for the project as we continue our preparations for the wind farm‘s operational phase" comments Rune Rønvik, the Dudgeon Operations Manager. "We are happy to have awarded this important contract to RG Carter and look forward to further establishing ourselves as an integral part of the local business community."
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, and Abu Dhabi's renewable energy company, Masdar. Statoil holds the responsibility as operator for both the construction and the operational phase.
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.
Masdar is Abu Dhabi's renewable energy company advancing the development, commercialisation and deployment of clean energy technologies and solutions. The company serves as a link between today’s fossil fuel economy and the energy economy of the future. Wholly owned by the Mubadala Development Company PJSC, the strategic investment company of the Government of Abu Dhabi, Masdar is dedicated to the Emirate’s long-term vision for the future of energy and water.
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Issue date: 09-07-15