Dudgeon Offshore Wind awards Charter for WTG transport and installation


Dudgeon Offshore Wind Limited has awarded the Charter for WTG transport and installation to A2SEA A/S.

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. All lifting operations will be performed by the vessel crane under supervision of Siemens personnel.

The vessel shall be mobilized and ready for load–out at Siemens plc’s load-out site in Hull, UK 2nd January 2017. The WTG components (blades, nacelle and complete towers) will be loaded at the quay side and transported on the deck of the jack-up vessel to the Dudgeon location. The vessel will bring four sets of WTGs per trip, and the WTG will be erected at the pre-installed foundations. The estimated charter period is 210 days.

The charter includes for options for extension, up to a total of 90 days.

Statoil's Asset Manager Bjørn Ivar Bergemo said; "This contract is awarded to a competent and experienced contractor that ensures flexible, robust and effective installation of the wind turbine generators. We look forward to working with A2SEA on Dudgeon. With this contract award Dudgeon has now secured contractors for all key elements for the construction of the wind farm."

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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
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E: nigel@ni4b.co.uk
Morten Eek
Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm project
T:+47 416 89515
E: meek@statoil.com

Issue date: 17-10-14