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A2Sea to install turbines at Burbo Bank Extension project in UK

CTBR Staff Writer Published 27 April 2015

A2Sea has secured a contract to undertake turbine installation at Dong Energy’s 258MW Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm in the UK.


The company's Sea Challenger jack-up will be deployed to install 32 MHI Vestas 8MW V164 turbines.

The extension project is located next to the existing Burbo facility, where A2Sea's Sea Jack vessel was used to install 25 Siemens 3.6MW turbines in 2007.

A2Sea CEO Jens Frederik Hansen said: "The Burbo Bank Extension is yet another important contract for A2Sea to win in a market with strong competition. In addition, we are proud of being able to install the impressive MHI Vestas 8MW turbine for the first time offshore."

The turbines will be installed in 2016.

Scheduled to be commissioned in 2017, the Burbo Bank extension facility will supply green power to about 180,000 households in the UK.

The extension covers 40km² area and will sit to the west of the operational facility in Liverpool Bay, about 7km north of the North Wirral coast.

VolkerInfra will install onshore underground cables and related fibre optic cables for the project while Jan De Nul Group will deploy export and infield cables.

EEW is supplying 32 monopile foundations and transition pieces, and HiDef Aerial Surveying is carrying out high resolution digital video aerial surveys.

Image: The extension facility will be located next to the existing 90MW Burbo Bank wind farm. Photo: courtesy of DONG Energy A/S.