Statoil has shared a timelapse video of a heavy lift vessel Oleg Strashnov installing a 1,700-tonne topside onto a jacket on Dudgeon bank off Norfolk, UK.
The topside and the jacket were built by Sembmarine SLP in Lowestoft and now form an offshore substation which once commissioned will collect and transform power generated at the 402MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm.
The topside was transported to the site some 32 kilometres off Crome and installed by Seaway Heavy Lifting’s Oleg Strashnow on 7 August.
Dudgeon is being developed by Statoil (35%), Abu Dhabi‘s renewable energy company Masdar (35%), and Norway‘s state-owned electricity company Statkraft (30%).
On schedule to begin commercial operations by the second half of 2017, Dudgeon will deliver annual production of 1.7 terawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity, the combined output of 67 Siemens 6MW wind turbines.