Energy company E.ON has awarded the contract for design and fabrication of the Humber Gateway offshore wind farm substation jacket to Harland and Wolff Heavy Industries Limited.
E.ON, one of the UK’s leading power and gas companies, is developing the 219MW offshore wind farm, located 8km off the East Yorkshire coast, just north of the river Humber. When commissioned, Humber Gateway will be able to provide enough power for approximately 170,000 UK homes.
The Harland and Wolff scope of work comprises the design and fabrication of the substation jacket (foundation) and piles, totalling circa 1,300 tonnes. The jacket will be completed, ready for installation Q1 2014.
Harland and Wolff Chief Executive Officer Robert J Cooper said, ‘We are delighted to have been awarded this important contract. After a long series of successfully completed offshore wind projects, Harland and Wolff are determined to continue demonstrating that we are the construction partner of choice.’ He continued, ‘Harland and Wolff enjoy a great working relationship with E.ON, having worked previously on the Robin Rigg offshore wind farm together. We’re looking forward to continuing to develop this relationship.’
E.ON Project Manager Matthew Swanwick said, ‘Humber Gateway is a significant step in our strategic aim to deliver cleaner and better energy, by offering innovative energy services and technologies. Generating wind power out at sea is a real technical challenge, both during the construction and operational phases of projects, and that is why it so important to work with reliable and experienced fabricators. Harland and Wolff is a well-proven supplier and we look forward to a successful project.’
The Humber Gateway is due to be complete in 2015.
Press Release, March 28, 2013