Published: 08 September 2010 08 September 2010
Vattenfall has awarded A2SEA a contract to transport 30 5MW REpower turbines from Belfast Harbour to the Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm, 10 kilometres off the coast of Barrow-in-Furness in the Irish Sea.
In addition to providing the specialist jack-up barge SEA JACK and its experienced crew, A2SEA will take care of all the logistics and planning involved in transporting the 30 turbines and lifting the components into place ready for in situ assembly by an external crew. SEA JACK is expected to be on site from March 2011. Already under construction both on and offshore, the Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm will cover a total area of 8.7 square kilometres, and Vattenfall expect to be producing power by late 2011.