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Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm

VolkerInfra were contracted to design, supply, install, commission and make the final connections to both the offshore and onshore substation.

The Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm was an exciting £1.5 billion project to harness offshore wind to power more than 410,000 UK homes. The 402MW offshore wind farm is located some 20 miles off the coast of the seaside town of Cromer in North Norfolk. The Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm is located in water which is between 18-25m deep on a 35 km2 site located 32 km [20 miles] off the coast of the seaside town of Cromer in North Norfolk. The electricity which it generates is brought to shore, via a seabed cable, at Weybourne Hope, some 5 km [3 miles] west of the town of Sheringham on the North Norfolk coast. From there an underground cable has been laid to carry this electricity to Necton, near Swaffham in the Breckland district of Norfolk where a purpose build substation allows the electricity to be transmitted into the National Grid.

VolkerInfra were contracted by Siemens to design, supply, install, commission and make the final connections of the twelve wind turbine array circuits and the two offshore transmission export power circuits on the offshore substation platform and to make the final connections to the offshore substation platform. VolkerInfra commenced the power system designs at the start of the second quarter of 2015 and were completed with the design by August of 2015. Our teams commenced site works in October of 2015 onshore at Necton substation in Norfolk and completed the final phase of the project works with rigorous offshore high voltage pre-commissioning testing of the subsea array circuits and transition pieces for the wind turbine generator connections.

All installations on the project have now been subject to handover to the client and the power systems are now commissioned for service and ready to commence carrying and transmitting the energy produced by these towering 6MW structures forming the array of Dudgeon Wind Farm.

Appraisals from the client’s management, engineering and site teams on VolkerInfra’s professionalism and expertise have generated numerous enquiries and tender requests for near future renewable energy and power transmission/distribution projects across the United Kingdom.

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