GE Renewable Energy, part of GE Vernova`s portfolio of energy businesses, selected Mammoet UK, a heavy lift and transport company, to supply onshore heavy lifting and transport for the staging and assembly of turbine components for Dogger Bank Wind Farm.
“We are delighted to announce that we have selected Mammoet UK as our cranes and logistics supplier for the Dogger Bank Wind Farm. The cranes and associated equipment the company will provide and operate for us will be essential to the smooth operation of our marshalling harbor on Teesside, where 277 sets of blades, nacelles and towers of our Haliade-X wind turbines will be erected and transit over the course of the project. We believe Mammoet has the right expertise and equipment to be an excellent partner for us,“ Nathan Fahey, GE Project Director for the Dogger Bank Wind Farm, said.
GE stated it would start preparing the marshalling harbour and receiving components at the end of 2022.
Darren Adams, Mammoet’s Group Commercial Officer, commented: “Mammoet is delighted to work in close partnership with GE to help build the world’s largest offshore wind farm. The project is a large step towards a net-zero future, delivering a boost for the local economy and wider 2030 and 2050 emissions targets. By utilizing Mammoet’s strong presence in the UK, headquartered from Teesside, backed up by its network of international engineering hubs, we will enable the delivery of clean, cost-efficient energy to around six million homes.”
In May 2021, GE Renewable Energy announced it had finalised all supply contracts for the 3.6 GW Dogger Bank offshore wind farm.
The wind farm is located over 130 kilometres off the north-east coast of England. It is being built in three consecutive phases, and according to GE, when completed in 2026, each phase would be able to produce six TWh of renewable electricity, totaling 18 TWh annually.
Mammoet UK, with headquarters in Teesside, has over 180 full-time employees and its facility consists of offices, storage, workshop space and testing areas. The company also plans to train additional crews as part of the resourcing plan.
Mammoet`s UK Managing Director, Mark Sadler, noted: “This contract represents not just a win for Mammoet and renewable energy investment but for the people of Teesside. Securing the project means even greater potential investment and business growth that will expand our existing pool of highly skilled labour with renewables expertise in the region. We have a great opportunity to support GE Renewables and other businesses building the UK’s fast-growing offshore wind energy market.”
The Dogger Bank offshore wind farm is a joint venture between SSE Renewables (40 per cent), Equinor (40 per cent) and Vårgrønn (20 per cent).
For phases A and B, Dogger Bank will feature a total of 190 Haliade-X 13 MW turbines, and for phase C, 87 Haliade-X 14 MW turbines. Installations onto each of the installed turbine foundations are set to commence in Spring 2023.
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