A2Sea Selects Great Yarmouth as Reloading Base for Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm (UK)

EastPort UK today announced the outer harbour had been selected by A2Sea as the reloading base for the installation of wind turbines on the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm.

Danish headquartered A2Sea A/S, whose main shareholders are DONG Energy and Siemens, is the most experienced installation contractor in the offshore wind market. Since installing turbines on Horns Rev, the World’s first commercial scale wind farm, in 2002, A2Sea’s vessels have installed more than 650 wind turbines and 300 foundations working in northern Europe from the Baltic to the Irish Sea, including the monopoles and turbines for Scroby Sands.

Eddie Freeman, EastPort UK’s CEO said “I am delighted that A2Sea, a highly respected and experienced company, has chosen Great Yarmouth port for its project port for the next 8 to 10 months, particularly in view of the stiff competition we faced. We have steadfastly maintained that the construction of the outer harbour will create new markets and opportunities for Great Yarmouth and this announcement along with others recently reported continue to endorse positively the value the development brings to Great Yarmouth and the region.”

A2Sea’s decision to utilise the outer harbour follows closely EastPort UK’s announcement that the outer harbour will be used as a base for the installation of foundations on the Lincs offshore wind farm, proving the port’s offering in terms of location, facilities and expertise to support current and future wind farm developments.

The Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm is being developed by Scira Offshore Energy Limited, which is jointly owned by the international energy companies Statoil and Statkraft. Located approximately 20km north of Sheringham on the North Norfolk Coast, it will comprise 88 wind turbines and two offshore substations.




Source: EASTPORTUK, March 01, 2011