Windhoist Hits Offshore Wind Jackpot
Ayrshire-based Windhoist Limited has secured a contract from Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy to carry out onshore turbine pre-assembly work for the Hornsea One offshore wind project in Hull.
This is the second commercial-scale offshore wind contract secured by Windhoist in 2018, on the back of a similar success on the Beatrice project, currently being loaded out from Nigg in the Moray Firth, Scotland.
Windhoist will commence works this month and the project is anticipated to run for almost one year, sustaining over 100 employees on site for the duration of the project.
The contract requires Windhoist to provide onshore pre-construction support for 174 Siemens SWT-7.0-154 turbines; standing 190m tall, each completed turbine will be larger than the Gherkin in London.
With deployment across 2019, Hornsea One, when completed, will be the largest offshore wind project in the world at 1.2GW.
“With activities well underway on Beatrice, we are happy to continue to develop our relationship with Windhoist, thereby showing our commitment to UK local content to deliver our projects competitively, on time, and to the highest quality standards,” Herve Bouraima, Global Commodity Manager for Siemens Gamesa Offshore Project Procurement, said.