Sembmarine SLP awarded contract for offshore transformer station
– 20th October 2014
Sembmarine SLP Limited (SLP) a member of the Sembcorp Group of Companies, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract to design and build the offshore substation platform for the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm.
The contract has been granted by Siemens Transmission & Distribution Limited, who was awarded the contract for the Electrical System Infrastructure by the wind farm’s developer Dudgeon Offshore Wind Limited, a joint venture between Norwegian Energy firms Statoil and Statkraft and Abu Dhabi based renewable energy company, Masdar.
SLP will work closely with Siemens and will be responsible for the design, engineering, procurement, project management and construction of the platform’s jacket substructure and topside. Siemens will provide the transformers and high voltage electrical distribution technology. The Offshore Transformer Station will be constructed at SLP’s yard in Lowestoft on the UK’s Suffolk coast and will provide work for up to 300 employees over the next 21 months.
Sembmarine SLP’s Managing Director – Paul Thomson said:
“We are delighted that Sembmarine SLP’s close working relationship with Siemens has resulted in this award and we will continue to collaborate as a team with Siemens to ensure a successful outcome for the project as a whole. One of SLP’s main objectives has been to apply its long experience in designing and building offshore platforms for the oil & gas industry to the offshore wind business. The Dudgeon platform will be a new generation OTS based on our early success with the Thanet substation previously delivered to Siemens. We look forward to making this another successful SLP project delivered safely, fully complete and on time, and one of many future offshore substations that we build in Lowestoft. ”
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In September 2015 Sembmarine SLP was awarded the contract to carry out the construction of the Power Generation Module (PGM) and Bridge Links for the Maersk Oil Culzean project development in the North Sea.
The offshore facility has been designed, engineered, procured and constructed in Sembmarine SLP’s Lowestoft yard and includes suction bucket technology, a first for an offshore substation in UK waters. Part of Statoil’s £1.5 billion Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm project to power more than 410,000 UK homes, the structures have been designed to meet exacting specifications.