OHT to Transport and Install Foundations at Dogger Bank Wind Farms

November 29, 2019 | Renewables | Energy Facts Staff Writer | 2min

Under the agreement, OHT’s new build vessel Alfa Lift will carry out the transport and installation of monopile foundations and transition pieces for the Creyke Beck A and B 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. With her unrivalled cargo capacity, the Alfa Lift heavy installation crane vessel will carry 10 monopiles and transition pieces on deck per voyage. The monopiles will be among the largest ever installed.

The Dogger Bank Wind Farms, being developed by SSE Renewables and Equinor, were recently awarded Contracts for Difference (CfDs) in the UK government’s latest auction round.

“We are humbled and honoured to be selected as the preferred supplier for this momentous project, bringing the world’s largest and most capable offshore wind installation vessel to the world’s largest windfarm, to support the world’s most powerful turbines”, said Torgeir E. Ramstad, CEO OHT.