East Anglian Company Building Dudgeon O&M Base

Dudgeon Offshore Wind Ltd has awarded the contract to build its onshore operations and maintenance (O&M) base to East Anglian construction company R G Carter.

The company has been contracted to build the wind farm’s new O&M base at Berth 9 located next to the River Yare within the Great Yarmouth port.

Work commenced in early July 2015 and is scheduled to be completed during the second quarter of 2016.

RG Carter have been contracted to convert an existing warehouse into Dudgeon’s permanent office and logistics facility. Once finished, the building will include a two story facility, integrated into the existing framework of the warehouse, providing sufficient office space for Dudgeon‘s onshore workforce as well as a dedicated 24 hour a day control centre to monitor and manage the wind farm‘s production.

The remainder of the warehouse will be utilised as a logistical store for keeping spare parts at the base ready for when they are needed to be transported offshore to the wind farm. Externally a new car park and security fence will also be established.

Once the wind farm is in service the new base will accommodate all of the permanent staff working onshore with the day to day responsibility for managing the wind farm.

Dudgeon Offshore Wind Limited, which holds the licenses and consents to enable it to construct the Dudgeon offshore wind farm, is owned by two Norwegian companies, Statoil and Statkraft, and Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, Masdar. Statoil holds the responsibility as operator for both the construction and the operational phase.