Sembcorp Marine Stays on Hornsea 2

Sembcorp Marine’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Sembmarine SLP, has been awarded the planned preventative maintenance (PPM) contract by Ørsted for the offshore substation and the reactive compensation station at the Hornsea 2 offshore wind farm.

Hornsea 2 is currently the largest fully commissioned offshore wind farm in the world. It is located 89 kilometres off the Yorkshire coast in the UK North Sea.

The PPM contract involves the maintenance and servicing of the low voltage (LV) and ancillary systems, on both the Offshore Substation (OSS) and Reactive Compensation Station (RCS) with provisions for further service extension.

The contract is said to mark the first sole supplier maintenance award for Sembmarine SLP and align with Sembmarine SLP’s transition from fabricator to service provider in the offshore renewable space, in line with the current redevelopment of its existing facilities in Lowestoft.

The award of the PPM contract, won through a competitive tendering procedure, follows the fabrication of the OSS and RCS in Singapore by Sembcorp Marine Offshore Platforms, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine, and subsequent completion of the offshore installation, hook-up, and commissioning of these platforms on-site at Hornsea 2 by Sembmarine SLP at the end of March 2022.

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”Our success on the hook-up and commissioning of the Hornsea 2 Offshore Wind Farm platforms fabricated by our sister company, Sembcorp Marine Offshore Platforms in Singapore, has been a large contributing factor to our award for the PPM contract,” Colin Yaxley, Managing Director of Sembmarine SLP, said.

”This exclusive contract will position Sembmarine SLP as Ørsted’s main service provider for Hornsea 2 Offshore Wind Farm’s LV and ancillary systems, enabling enhanced operational efficiency and greater risk mitigation for the developer. I look forward to building on our strong partnership with Ørsted and its partners in the region with the continued delivery of solutions of high quality, safety and service standards.”

Hornsea 2, which became fully operational at the end of August 2022, spans 462 square miles and has a capacity of 1,386 MW.

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”It is great to have Sembmarine SLP on board as our exclusive service partner for the Hornsea 2 Offshore Wind Farm. They are perfectly placed to undertake the PPM element of the project following their excellent delivery of the hook-up and commissioning under challenging circumstances. We look forward to partnering the Sembmarine SLP team to advance our renewable energy objectives through our Hornsea 2 Offshore Wind Farm operations,” Peter Russell, Transmission and Maintenance Manager at Ørsted, said.

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