Sembmarine SLP successfully complete Dudgeon Offshore Wind Project
– 5th August 2016
On Friday 5th August the Lowestoft built Dudgeon Offshore Wind substation topside left the Sembmarine SLP Hamilton Dock 100% mechanically completed and 100% commissioned to sail away to its location approximately 32km off the coast of Cromer in North Norfolk. The topside joins the jacket structure which was successfully installed in May.
The Lowestoft based engineering specialists signed the contract to build the offshore structures with Siemens Transmission and Distribution Ltd on the 1st September 2014. A team of 250 people have spent the last 18 months and some 850,000 hours working on the project.
The Statoil, Statkraft and Masdar owned Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm will have the capacity to power approximately 410,000 homes in the UK once operational.
Paul Thomson, Sembmarine SLP Managing Director said: “It gives me great pleasure to confirm that another project has been successfully completed by Sembmarine SLP without a single lost time incident. The Dudgeon project has set the bar for safety, quality performance and completion, we now turn this focus to our next project Culzean, the building of a Power Generation Module, Flare and Bridges for Maersk Oil which will take us all the way through to 2018.”
The completion of the Dudgeon project adds to Sembmarine SLP’s portfolio of more than 90 “made in Lowestoft” contracts delivered on time and to the highest quality.
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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.