As the Operator and one of the owners of the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm, Statoil is pleased to be one of the sponsors of the 2016 Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival.
Statoil has established a base at Berth 9 in South Denes Road, Great Yarmouth, from where Dudgeon offshore construction activities are being managed, and from where all Operation and Maintenance work will be based for the lifetime of the wind farm.
The Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm is being built 20 miles off the coast of Cromer in North Norfolk, and when it is fully operational in late 2017 its 67 wind turbine generators are expected to generate sufficient electricity to power 410,000 UK homes annually.
The Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm project is creating a variety of opportunities in the UK. A number of British suppliers are involved in its construction, and at least 70 local jobs will be created directly in the operations phase, with additional indirect job opportunities in the supply chain.
The organisation will comprise 30-35 people working onshore in Great Yarmouth supporting the 35-40 offshore technicians. Statoil is chartering a new Esvagt Service Offshore Vessel (SOV) from which its offshore personnel will work on a 14 days on/14 days off cycle. Once it goes into service later this year, this vessel will come into Great Yarmouth’s river harbour every two weeks for technician changeover and to re-provision. It is expected that the vessel will arrive in Great Yarmouth in time for the 2016 Maritime Festival.
Statoil looks forward to welcoming Festival visitors to its Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm stand in the Sponsors Marquee.