Offshore Project Progress - 20 November

WORLDWIDE: Recent project updates from the German Veja Mate site, the US' first offshore wind project and four sites surrounding the UK, including ScottishPower Renewables' East Anglia zone.

The Port of Lowestoft will act as a hub for East Anglia One and Galloper offshore projects
The Port of Lowestoft will act as a hub for East Anglia One and Galloper offshore projects

Veja Mate

Installation charter: Offshore Windforce - a joint venture between Royal Boskalis Westminster NV and Volker Stevin International - has contracted the Seajacks Zaratan vessel to install Veja Mate's 67 transition pieces.

The Seajacks Scylla had already been lined up to install the project's 67 monopiles and the two vessels will work in tandem.

The 402MW Veja Mate project is being developed in the North Sea and is due for completion in 2017. It will use 67 Siemens 6MW turbines. 17-Nov-15

Block Island

Turbine assembly: Block Island's turbines will be assembled at a temporary facility in Providence, Rhode Island.

Under construction at a site in Rhode Island Sound, northeast US, Deepwater Wind's 30MW project - the USA's first offshore wind farm - will feature five GE/Alstom Haliade 150-6MW turbines. It is due to come online in Q4 2016. 17-Nov-15

East Anglia Three

Planning Application: ScottishPower Renewables has submitted to the UK's Planning Inspectorate its proposals for the East Anglia Three site.

Planned for 305 square kilometres in the North Sea off Suffolk, the 1.2GW project was initially a 50/50 joint venture between ScottishPower Renewables and Vattenfall until the two developers decided to split the zone and develop projects individually.

The ScottishPower wind project could comprise up to 172 turbines if it is approved, and would come online from 2023. 18-Nov-15

East Anglia One & Galloper

Port selection: ScottishPower Renewables has agreed a thirty-year deal with the Port of Lowestoft, to act as a construction and operations base for the 712MW East Anglia One offshore project.

The agreement will be worth approximately £25m over the lifetime of the project, which is being developed in the southern North Sea.

Work to upgrade the port will begin in 2016. This includes dredging and the construction of new pontoon facilities and onshore buildings, such as offices, warehouses, workshops and storage areas.

A new operations and maintenance control building will be built between 2018 and 2020.

Meanwhile, Galloper Wind Farm Limited (a joint venture between RWE Innogy, the UK Green Investment Bank, Siemens Financial Services and Macquarie Capital) has announced that the Port of Lowestoft has also been selected as the construction base for its 336MW offshore project. 19-Nov-15

Walney Extension

Vessel delivery: Vessels firm Seajacks International has taken delivery of its fifth self-propelled jack-up vessel, the Samsung Heavy Industries-built Seajacks Scylla.

The vessel will begin its journey from South Korea to Europe in early December.

It is expected to arrive in Rotterdam around the end of January 2016, after which it will be prepared for its first assignment at Dong Energy's 649MW Walney Extension project in the Irish Sea. 19-Nov-15


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