Dudgeon awards Partrac Metocean contract

Statoil has selected Partrac Limited to provide real-time wave and current measurement services for the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm. The company has been contracted to manage the deployment and maintenance of the equipment and the delivery of real-time waves and current data over the duration of the construction phase of the development.

Measuring data

Image courtesy of Richard Gaches, Statoil.

The 402MW Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm is being constructed 20 miles off the coast of Cromer in North Norfolk. It will start generating electricity in early 2017 and, when completed later that year, its 67 wind turbine generators will produce sufficient electricity to power 410,000 UK homes annually.

Partrac will use a Triaxys wave buoy, providing reliable, robust real-time wave, current profile and sea surface temperature data, delivered to a secure operational website. The data will be used daily by the Dudgeon construction team to inform safety critical operations, including the 500+ heavy lifts which will take place during the construction phase.

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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.

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Nigel Tompkins [the Norfolk contact for media and community enquiries].
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Issue date: 19-04-16