The first turbine has been installed for the 402 MW Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm, owned by Statoil (35%), Masdar (35%) and Statkraft (30%).
A2SEA’s SEA CHALLENGER installed the first of 67 Siemens 6 MW machines on Jan. 7. Over the next few months, the vessel will install the rest of the turbines, which are being shipped from Green Port Hull in the U.K.
The project is situated 32 kilometers off the coast of the seaside town of Cromer in the U.K.’s North Norfolk. When fully commissioned this year, the wind farm will provide well over 400,000 households with renewable power, says A2SEA.
The SEA CHALLENGER was also used during completion and commissioning of the offshore substation. The vessel was jacked up to 20 meters above sea level and accommodated 80 people.
Photo courtesy of Statoil, Byron Price, Rix Leopard