Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm awards Monopile Engineering Contract to Atkins Ltd.

Dudgeon Offshore Wind has announced that it has awarded the contract for the monopile engineering activities to Atkins Ltd.

The Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) Monopile Foundations Engineering and Management Assistance Contract will cover all engineering activities for each monopile foundation of the 6.0 MW turbines.

The engineering activities will start up early March 2014 and include structure design, structure analysis and drawing production as well as geotechnical engineering. The Management Assistance part of the contract includes follow up of the fabrication which will commence in 2015.

"We are happy to announce that this contract is awarded to a UK supplier. This is good news for the UK supplier industry, and we hope to see more UK companies competing in a growing offshore wind market", says Bjørn Ivar Bergemo, Asset Manager in Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm.

The execution of the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm project is subject to a final investment decision by its owners in Q3 2014

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The Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm, which will be located 20 miles off the coast of Cromer in North Norfolk, is expected to have an installed capacity of 402MW. This equates to enough energy to power up to approximately 410,000 homes and reduces emissions of carbon dioxide by up to 19 million tonnes over its lifetime, providing 0.5 per cent of the UK's overall annual electricity needs.

Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm is owned by the two Norwegian companies, Statoil [70%] and Statkraft [30%], with Statoil as the manager 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.

For further information please contact:

Nigel Tompkins [the Norfolk contact for media and community enquiries].
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Morten Eek
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Issue date: 24-03-14