Dudgeon Offshore Wind Limited (owned by Statoil ASA and Statkraft) has awarded Seaway Heavy Lifting the contract for the transportation and installation of 67 foundations and 1 substation as part of the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm project.
The contract will cover storage, transportation and installation of monopiles, transition pieces, jackets and the offshore substation jacket and topside. The monopiles to be installed vary from 60-78 meters in length and 600 – 1000 Mt in weight. The substation topside weight is estimated to 2000 Mt. The installation work will commence between March and May 2016 and be completed in August 2016.
The Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm lies to the north of the Sheringham Shoal Wind Farm where Seaway Heavy Lifting successfully completed the installation of Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) foundations and substation topsides in 2011 on behalf of Statoil and Statkraft.
Seaway Heavy Lifting’s, Senior Vice President Renewable Energy, Bob Dunsmore commented:
“The award of this prestigious contract provides Seaway Heavy Lifting with the opportunity to build on our existing relationship with the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Limited owners. Our business strategy is based on building long term relationships with our clients through high performance and a collaborative and fair approach. We believe this award is a validation of our strategy and consolidates our market leading position in the UK and wider European offshore wind markets.”
The Seaway Heavy Lifting crane vessel “Oleg Strashnov” will be utilised for the inshore loading, transportation and installation of the monopile foundations from a storage site to the offshore Dudgeon installation site. The “Oleg Strashnov” is a selfpropelled DP crane vessel with a main hook capacity of 5000 Mt and a hook height of 100m above sea level. With a maximum deck load of 8500 Mt “Oleg Strashnov” is capable to carry 4 monopiles, 4 transition pieces and all equipment required for the successful installation.
Press Release, March 21, 2014; Image: Statoil