Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm awards Monopile Foundations Fabrication contract

The Dudgeon Wind Farm Limited has awarded the contract for the Monopile Foundation Fabrication for its Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm to Sif Group B.V.

The contract covers the procurement, fabrication and assembly of 67 monopiles (MPs) and 67 transition pieces (TPs), including transportation to the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm storage site from where the monopile foundations will be collected for installation. The monopiles will be in the range from 800 to 1200 Mt with diameters from 7.0 to 7.4 metres. The TPs will be between 350 and 400 Mt.

The contract will commence immediately, and this will lead to the start of the foundation fabrication in July 2015. The first monopile foundation is scheduled for delivery in January 2016, and start of installation is scheduled to commence between March and May 2016, and be completed by August of that year.

The investment decision for the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm project was issued by its owners on 1st July 2014.

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About the owners:

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.

For further information please contact:

Morten Eek
Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm project
T:+47 416 89515
E: meek@statoil.com
Nigel Tompkins [the Norfolk contact for media and community enquiries].
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T: 01263 822427
M: 07860 206565
E: nigel@ni4b.co.uk

Issue date: 04-07-14