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Granada Material Handling to support Dudgeon offshore wind farm in UK

CTBR Staff Writer Published 28 April 2015

Granada Material Handling has secured a contract to support the 402MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm in the UK.

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The contract with Sembmarine SLP will see Granada undertaking design, supply, third party certification, delivery and commissioning of two davit cranes for the Siemens transmission and distribution platform at the wind farm.

The Granada Python crane units will be fitted to the cable deck area of the distribution platform. Each unit measures about 4m in height, 4m in radius, and weighs 1000kgs.

Granada Material Handling director Mark Sidwell said: "The Dudgeon contract is not only great news for Granada but also for our North West based supply chain. Granada has ambitious plans for this market sector and is the UK's leading offshore wind farm davit crane supplier.

"We are currently working with designers, wind farm developers and turbine manufacturers to further enhance the product range to ensure the very latest developments in lifting technology are made available to the rapidly expanding and ever developing offshore renewable market."

The £1.5bn wind farm, which is being developed by Statoil, Masdar and Statkraft, is located 32km off the North Norfolk coast in water depths of 18m to 25m.

The Dudgeon wind farm, which is expected to be commissioned by the end of 2017, will generate enough electricity for about 400,000 homes in the UK.

Image: Granada Material Handling at RWE/GYM. Photo: Courtesy of Granada Material Handling.