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OWC to support East Anglian wind farm

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Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC), part of Oslo-listed energy consultancy group Aqualis ASA, has been tasked to provide an offshore construction readiness assessment for the ScottishPower Renewable East Anglia One offshore wind farm.

OWC will conduct the assessment to ensure the project is ready to complete the offshore works in an efficient and safe manner. OWC will primarily execute the project with personnel from its London office, with some support from its Hamburg office and sister company Aqualis Offshore’s office in Sandefjord, Norway.

“OWC will support the East Anglia ONE project in undertaking a thorough construction readiness assessment. This will ensure the project benefits from our extensive knowledge across the offshore wind industry in learning lessons from previous projects and with an aim to help the East Anglia ONE project to be delivered as safely and efficiently as possible,”
says Ian Bonnon, managing director of Offshore Wind Consultants.

The East Anglia One project is being realised by ScottishPower Renewables and is located approximately 45km east of Lowestoft, UK. The 714MW array will feature 102 SWT-7.0-154 direct-drive wind turbines, each with a capacity of 7MW.

Siemens Gamesa is manufacturing the nacelles in Cuxhaven, Germany and plans to produce the corresponding wind turbine blades for the project at its new facility in Hull. Navantia and Lamprell are currently fabricating the turbine foundations.

Offshore construction is estimated to start in the coming months with the pre-piling work for the jacket foundations. Full commissioning is scheduled for 2020 and the project is expected to meet the energy demands of 500,000 British households annually.

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