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Fred. Olsen Windcarrier secures contract for Galloper offshore wind farm

CTBR Staff Writer Published 05 September 2017

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has secured a contract from Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) to transport and install wind turbines on the Galloper offshore wind farm in the UK.

In early September, Bold Tern, the jack-up vessel of Fred. Olsen Windcarrier, will start mobilizing SWT 6.0-154 turbines from the Port of Esbjerg to the Port of Hull.

The vessel, which will be included in the contract for a minimum of 30 days with options, will support in continuing operations and will manage timely completion.

The Galloper offshore wind farm, which is currently under construction, is located 30km off the coast of Suffolk, England. The wind facility will generate sufficient power to meet the requirements of 336,000 UK households.

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has ensured to mobilize the turbines within 6-8 weeks following the initial contract. The reengineering of the existing grillage from the Veja Mate installation project is expected to minimize the time and cost of mobilization.

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier commercial manger Martin Degen said: “This is a perfect demonstration of industry pulling together to advance a positive outcome for a project located on a site which is known to have some challenging characteristics. Fred. Olsen Windcarrier is looking forward to bringing our experience and capabilities to the project, working with the local supply chain in the East of England.”

In September 2015, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier had secured a contract for the delivery and installation of Adwen turbines at the 350MW Wikinger offshore wind farm in Germany.