From summer 2019, A2SEA will be installing 102 Siemens 7MW turbines at the East Anglia ONE offshore wind site, situated approximately 45 kilometres off the Suffolk Coast in the southern North Sea.
A2SEA, which signed the turbine installation contract today, will deploy its offshore wind installation vessel Sea Challenger to install the turbines from the load out port in Great Yarmouth.
“We have formerly worked with ScottishPower Renewables and Siemens Wind Power on West of Duddon Sands OWF, and I am confident that by providing our competent and experienced crew both onshore and offshore will ensure a project delivered both on time, on budget and most importantly in a safe manner,” said Jens Frederik Hansen, A2SEA’s CEO.
A2SEA said that it will continue to work with a range of UK suppliers on operations such as the mobilisation of Sea Challenger and sea fastening, in an effort to optimise the share of local content in its projects.
The 714MW East Anglia ONE is owned by ScottishPower Renewables and, when fully commissioned in early 2020, the wind farm will provide green energy for well over 500,000 homes in the UK.