Oct 17, 2014 - Danish company A2Sea A/S said today it has been hired to erect all 67 turbines at the 402-MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm off the coast of England’s Norfolk county.
The company got the contract from the project owners - Norwegian utility Statoil ASA (NYSE:STO), Abu Dhabi-based renewable energy firm Masdar and Statkraft AS. Offshore wind farm installation specialist A2Sea will use its vessel Sea Installer and will start turbine installation during the autumn of 2016.
The GBP-1.5-billion (USD 2.41bn/EUR 1.88bn) offshore wind park will use 6-MW turbines, manufactured by German engineering group Siemens. Upon completion in 2017, they will generate enough electricity to power 400,000 households in the town of Cromer, estimates show.
Since September Statoil and Masdar each hold 35% in the project, while the remaining 30% are in the hands of Statkraft.