Mammoet will provide lifting and hauling services for GE Renewable Energy’s Dogger Bank wind farm.
The British company Mammoet will install 277 sets of blades, nacelles and towers. Thus, it will use several devices for these purposes. Cranes and self-propelled modular transporter axles will be used to support the loading of the project equipment.
The assembly of the wind towers will take place in the Able Seaton marshalling yard. GE also says it would receive the components by the end of 2022. In addition, as of May 2021, the supply contracts for the Dogger Bank park have all been finalized.
Mammoet won the race because of its headquarters, which is located 12 miles from the project. In addition to the 180 full-time employees, the company will train teams as part of the resourcing plan. Mammoet’s success is likely to be a boost for the people of Teesside in the UK.
Mammoet’s UK Managing Director, Mark Sadler, says:
“This contract is not only a win for Mammoet and renewable energy investments, but also for the people of Teesside. Securing the project means even more potential investment and business growth that will expand our existing pool of highly skilled labor with renewable energy expertise in the region. We have a great opportunity to support GE Renewables and other companies building the fast-growing UK offshore wind market.”
Finally, for Mammoet this project marks a commitment to the path of sustainability. By signing this contract, she associates her name with that of an energy giant.
An ambitious project
The 3.6 GW Dogger Bank offshore wind farm will become the largest offshore wind farm in the world. It is located more than 130 kilometers off the northeast coast of England. In addition, it will produce 6TWh of renewable electricity in each phase.
Because of its size, the site will be built in three consecutive phases: Dogger Bank A, Dogger Bank B and Dogger Bank C. The capacity of the project is such that it will provide electricity for six million British homes each year. This figure represents an average of 5% of the UK’s total electricity demand.
Finally, the project will be completed by 2026. Darren Adams, Mammoet Group’s business manager, states:
“Mammoet is delighted to be working closely with GE to help build the world’s largest offshore wind farm. This project is a big step towards a net-zero future, giving a boost to the local economy and the broader 2030 and 2050 emissions targets.”
Maommet has extensive engineering expertise and high quality and safety standards.
The Doggger Bank project is a joint venture between SSE Renewables (40%), Equinor (40%) and Vårgrønn (20%).The lifetime of the wind farm will be 35 years. In addition, the installation of the offshore export cable will start in the first quarter of 2024.