DONG’s Wirral Base Ready For Burbo Bank O&M Team
Construction has finished on DONG Energy’s new offshore wind farm operations base on the bank of the Mersey.
The construction company Robertson North West handed over the keys to the GBP 6 million Wirral facility to DONG on Thursday, 4 August. After the team has spent some time settling in, DONG will hold a celebratory event later in the year.
The multi-million pound facility at Kings Wharf, Seacombe, will serve both Burbo Bank offshore wind farm and the new Burbo Bank Extension which opened in May this year.
Around 75 people were employed during the construction phase, which began in August 2016, and once fully operational around 45 people will be permanently based at the site.
The two-storey building will be used for the storage of materials and equipment required for the ongoing maintenance of the wind farms, as well as office facilities and parking for staff.
A new ladder on the quay wall will enable boats to “push on” directly, allowing easy access for technicians to board, DONG said.
Lee Rollason, head of Burbo Bank operations, said: “Having operated out of Liverpool for over ten years DONG Energy is committed to investing in the North and this state of the art facility is another example of that. To have both our windfarms operating from here makes complete sense in terms of efficiencies and the site has excellent access offshore. We are proud to be operating from an important docklands location.”