Published: 02 December 2019 02 December 2019
Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Farms has announced OHT as its preferred supplier for the installation of the foundations. OHT’s Alfa Lift will be responsible for the transport and installation of monopile foundations and transition pieces for Dogger Bank’s Creyke Beck A (1.2GW) and Creyke Beck B (1.2GW) wind farms.
Utilising a single vessel, the foundations will be transported to the offshore site, approximately 130km off the north-east coast of England, and installed in water depths of up to 35 metres. The Alfa Lift heavy installation crane vessel will carry 10 monopiles and transition pieces on deck per voyage. The monopile foundations will be the base for GE’s Haliade-X 12MW wind turbine. Transport and installation of the monopiles and transition pieces for Creyke Beck A and Creyke Beck B is expected to be performed between 2022 and 2024. The Creyke Beck A and Creyke Beck B projects are now moving towards final investment decision, expected in 2020. SSE Renewables will lead the development and construction phases of Dogger Bank Wind Farms and Equinor will lead on operations once completed.