A2SEA wins contract at Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm (UK)

Leading European energy company, Vattenfall, has awarded A2SEA a contract to transport 30 5MW RePower turbines from Belfast Harbour to the Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm, 10km off the coast of Barrow-in-Furness in the Irish Sea.

In addition to providing the specialist jack-up barge SEA JACK and its experienced crew, A2SEA will take care of all the logistics and planning involved in transporting 30 5MW turbines and lifting the components into place ready for in situ assembly by an external crew.SEA JACK is expected to be on site from March 2011.

David Hodkinson, Director, Head of Development, at Vattenfall Wind Power in the UK, says:

“Vattenfall is making solid progress with the construction of the 150MW Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm, with offshore works starting at the beginning of May this year. The contract with A2SEA for the use of SEA JACK will allow us to deploy Ormonde’s 30 wind turbines in 2011 and is therefore an important part of the project’s supply chain jigsaw.”

Already under construction both on and offshore, the Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm will cover a total area of 8.7km2, and Vattenfall expect to be producing power by late 2011. ENDS


Source: A2SEA, May 31, 2010;