Dudgeon Offshore Wind awards onshore cables EPCI contract


Dudgeon Offshore Wind Limited has awarded the EPCI contract for the onshore cables for its Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm to Carillion Utility Service LTD.

The contract covers engineering, procurement, construction and installation of two 132 kV onshore export cable circuits.

The onshore cable route consists of approximately 47km buried cable system, running between the landfall at Weybourne in North Norfolk and the substation at Necton in the Breckland District.

Carillion will start pre-construction activities in 2014 followed by the main construction and installation activities in 2015 and 2016. The work includes activities like installation of cable ducts, cable installation and jointing, testing and reinstatement of the working areas.

The onshore cable installation shall be finalized during 2016.

Statoil's facility manager Olav-Bernt Haga said; "We are very satisfied with the quality and the competitiveness of the received bids, and glad to award this key contract which involves high local activity in Norfolk to Carillion. We look forward to continue the good cooperation from the Dudgeon site enabling contract and the Sheringham Shoal onshore export cable contract."

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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.

For further information please contact:

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
Morten Eek
Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm project
T:+47 416 89515
E: meek@statoil.com

Issue date: 14-10-14