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United Kingdom

Sheringham Shoal gearboxes replaced

UK: Statkraft has completed the replacement of two gearboxes at Sheringham Shoal, in the English North Sea.

Sheringham Shoal has been operating since 2012
Sheringham Shoal has been operating since 2012

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The servicing was carried out using vessels and technicians supplied by UK-based offshore contractor Seajacks. Sheringham Shoal uses Siemens 3.6MW turbines.

According to Seajacks, it is the first time a major component has been exchanged on a Siemens offshore turbine without Siemens managing the project and providing the heavy lift team within the UK.

The project came online in 2012. It is co-owned by Statkraft and Statoil, although the Green Investment Bank bought a 20% stake in the project in November last year.

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