WEM Newbuild Heads to Hornsea Two

Manor Renewable Energy (MRE) has signed a contract to charter a new build crew transfer vessel from WEM Marine LTD to support its work supplying temporary power solution at the 1.4 GW Hornsea Two offshore wind farm.

WEM Marine LTD’s vessel, the WEM3, joined MRE on Hornsea Two in July 2021.

The WEM3 is a 27 metre CTV that accommodates 24 passengers and three crew members for high-speed offshore personnel transfer. 

According to MRE, they will use the WEM3 for crew transfers and refuelling operations alongside the wind farm service vessel (WFSV) Manor Endurance.

‘’WEM Marine recently took delivery of two vessels, the WEM3 and WEM4, and we are delighted that we have the opportunity to work in conjunction with MRE conducting refuelling operations on Hornsea 2 wind farm. We hope this will be the beginning of a successful relationship together,’’ says David Ford, Director at WEM.

In March, MRE signed a deal with Ørsted to provide the total temporary power solution, service technicians, crew transfer, and walk-to-work vessels during the construction phase of the 1.4 GW Hornsea Two offshore wind project.

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Offshore construction at the Hornsea Two wind farm is progressing with the installation of the 165 monopile foundations and the accompanying Siemens Gamesa 8.4 MW turbines.

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The wind farm will also comprise an offshore substation and a reactive compensation station (RCS).

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The 1.4 GW offshore wind farm, developed by Ørsted, entered offshore construction in October 2020, is scheduled for commissioning in 2022.

The project is being built in the waters some 89 kilometres north-east of Grimsby and will become the biggest operational offshore wind farm in the world, producing enough electricity to supply over 1.3 million homes in the UK with green energy.

Photo: MRE