Second round of Dudgeon Charity Awards

Six local charities in Necton Village Hall receive a share of the £9000 Dudgeon Charity Awards

Six local charities in Necton Village Hall receive a share of the £9000 Dudgeon Charity Awards

On 01 December 2016, representatives from Statoil, the Norwegian company that holds the responsibility for both the construction and operational phases of the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm, Siemens, the company building the Dudgeon substation, and North Midlands Construction, which is undertaking the civil works associated with this substation for Siemens, met with representatives from six local charities in Necton Village Hall. They were there to take part in the second round of Dudgeon Charity Awards.

The Pandora Project, Norfolk Accident Rescue Service [NARS], The Norfolk Hospice, Meeting Point, United Norwich Kidney Patients Association and The Benjamin Foundation all received a share of the £9,000 that has been raised through the ‘Safety Observation Scheme’ operated by the three companies.

“The Scheme involves each company contributing £500 to the charity ‘pot’ for each month that passes without incurring health and safety issues,” explains Dudgeon Asset Manager, Greta Hexford. “Health and Safety observance is very important to everyone within the three companies, and the size of the ‘pot’ is indicative of this. We at Dudgeon are very proud of their achievement.”

The charities were nominated by the committee of staff and management that administers the fund.

The Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm site is located 20 miles off the North Norfolk coast. It is expected to start transmitting electricity to the National Grid during Q1/2017.

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: 25-12-16