Dudgeon wind farm Completed

Building on Statoil’s expertise “Dudgeon offshore wind farm is part of Statoil’s strategy of gradually supplementing our oil and gas portfolio with profitable renewable energy. Offshore wind has been a natural place to start, as we can build on our maritime expertise, experience from complex projects and our supplier chain. With Dudgeon in full production Statoil is well on its way to providing more than one million households in Europe with renewable electricity,” says Irene Rummelhoff, executive vice president for New Energy Solutions in Statoil. The offshore wind farm will be operated from Statoil’s office in Great Yarmouth, which is also operating the Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm located 20 kilometres west of Dudgeon. Many lifts The Dudgeon project started its 2017 marine season record-early. Already on 2 January, the Sea Challenger lifting vessel mobilized in Hull, England, and lifted the first four towers, the first four nacelles and the first 12 rotor blades on board to be installed on the field. Since then, the lifting vessel has returned to quay 17 times to pick up new turbine parts for the field. The turbines have been installed in turn: First, the tower was installed on the foundation, followed by the nacelle and finally the three rotor blades – four turbines at a time. The record for turbine installation is less than 18 hours, and the next day they were producing electricity for the grid. Every turbine requires many lifts. The three tower parts were assembled onshore, then the tower, nacelle and blades were lifted on board the Sea Challenger, which installed the whole turbine on the field. A total of 335 heavy lifts were required offshore and just as many by the quay, in addition to the tower assembly on land. In addition to Dudgeon, Statoil is operator for the Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm in the UK, which has supplied electricity to around 200,000 homes since 2012. The world’s largest floating wind farm, Hywind Scotland, will come on stream during 2017. Statoil has furthermore a 50% share in the Arkona offshore wind farm in German waters, which is due to come on stream in 2019. Source / More: Statoil oilandgasOil and Gas News Undiluted !!! “The squeaky wheel gets the oil” Follow us: @OilAndGasPress on Twitter | OilAndGasPress on Facebook]]>

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