The development of the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm is progressing as planned. The project is not affected by Statkraft’s announcement of reduced investment plans in offshore wind. Full production is expected in late 2017 as previously announced.
The first seven employment opportunities for managers and engineers to be based from the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm O&M [Operations and Maintenance] base in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk have just been posted on the Statoil website [www.statoil.com/careers].
Work has now commenced in Norfolk to install the underground cables and construct the substations that will enable electricity produced by the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm to be distributed into the UK National Grid electricity network.
A2SEA shall provide the jack-up vessel Sea Installer including 24/7 marine crew and crane operators for transport and installation of the 67 Siemens 6.0-154 wind turbine generators (WTG). The charter covers project management, and design, procurement and installation of necessary sea fastening and grillage for the work.
Earlier this summer, the Dudgeon project passed a final investment decision. In conjunction with this a new partner acquired a 35 percent stake from Statoil. On Tuesday this week, at the UN Climate Summit in New York it was announced that the new partner is Masdar.