Peterson win Statoil Dudgeon offshore wind farm work
Leading international energy logistics provider Peterson has been awarded two long term contracts with Statoil to provide logistics support for the Dudgeon offshore wind farm located in the Southern North Sea.
Peterson will work closely with the operator to deliver comprehensive logistics services including stevedoring, ship agency services, provisions delivery and transportation of personnel for walk to work security. Peterson will also be responsible for the supply of fuelling services from its facility in Great Yarmouth.
In addition to these long-term contracts Peterson recently supported the barge load-out of the 1,800Te Dudgeon offshore windfarm Substation. Peterson provided 12 of the 72 Self-Propelled Modular Transporters (SPMT) axles required for this operation which was completed successfully and safely in Lowestoft in July 2016. SPMTs are one of the most powerful heavy-duty transportation systems in the world.
The Dudgeon field is an extensive £1.5 billion project to harness offshore wind to power more than 410,000 UK homes. This 402MW offshore wind farm will be located some 20 miles off the coast of Norfolk.
Ron van der Laan, regional director, Peterson said: “To have been awarded these long term contracts for such a ground-breaking project is a huge achievement for Peterson’s Great Yarmouth team. This strongly positions Peterson as a leading provider of logistics support to windfarm assets in the Southern North Sea.
“The management of logistics services in the renewables industry presents a significant growth opportunity for us. We have the depth of experience and proven capabilities to deliver the services required to meet the needs of operators working in this sector.”
Peterson has been operating in Great Yarmouth since 1997 and employs 30 people at its facility providing quayside and logistics services. Earlier this year Peterson, in partnership with Veolia the UK’s leading environmental solutions provider, opened a new, purpose built decommissioning facility in the western terminal of the recently developed Outer Harbour at Great Yarmouth.
Peterson offers a comprehensive range of safe, reliable and value added logistics solutions to the energy industry globally from strategic locations. Established in 1920, the organisation has expanded throughout the UK with facilities at a number of prominent ports including a integrated asset base in Aberdeen. Peterson employs 3,500 people globally. The company is part of a wider group operating in over 70 countries worldwide.
Dudgeon Offshore Wind Limited, which holds the licenses and consents to enable it to construct the Dudgeon offshore wind farm, is owned by two Norwegian companies, Statoil and Statkraft, and Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, Masdar. Statoil holds the responsibility as operator for both the construction and the operational phase.
Statoil is an international energy company with operations in 33 countries. Building on 40 years of experience from oil and gas production on the Norwegian continental shelf, it is committed to accommodating the world’s energy needs in a responsible manner, applying technology and creating innovative business solutions. It is headquartered in Stavanger, Norway with approximately 23,000 employees worldwide, and is listed on the New York and Oslo stock exchanges.
Statkraft is Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy and is the leading power company in Norway. The company owns, produces and develops hydropower, wind power, gas power and district heating. Statkraft is a major player in European power trading and has 3,600 employees in more than 20 countries.
Masdar is Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company advancing the development, commercialisation and deployment of clean energy technologies and solutions. The company serves as a link between today’s fossil fuel economy and the energy economy of the future. Wholly owned by the Mubadala Development Company PJSC, the strategic investment company of the Government of Abu Dhabi, Masdar is dedicated to the Emirate’s long-term vision for the future of energy and water.
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