Turbines for UK Offshore Wind Farm Sheringham Shoal Leave Esbjerg
The second shipment of wind turbines for the UK offshore wind farm Sheringham Shoal left Esbjerg in the middle of August on a barge destined for the base port Great Yarmouth on the east coast of England.
Niels Winther handled agency and stevedoring in Esbjerg on behalf of A2Sea and is also involved in the port logistics in Great Yarmouth. There the wind turbines will be transferred directly to the installation vessel in the port.
The 317MW Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm, located between 17 and 23km off the coast of North Norfolk in the UK, will comprise 88 wind turbines and generate around 1.1TWh per annum. This is enough clean energy to power almost 220,000 British homes. Compared to fossil fuels that is a reduction of 500,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions every year.
The project is now in its construction phase and will be fully-operational by early 2012.
The wind farm is owned equally by Statoil and Statkraft through joint-venture company Scira Offshore Energy Limited. Statoil is operator for the project during the development phase and Scira will be the wind farm operator. This project will draw on know-how from Statoil’s longstanding offshore activities and Statkraft’s expertise in relation to renewable energy.
Source: nielswinther, August 26, 2011