Atkins to support Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm

24 March 2014 (Last Updated March 24th, 2014 18:30)

Atkins has won an engineering contract for the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm in the UK.

Atkins has won an engineering contract for the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm in the UK.

The scope of the contract includes design and engineering services for the monopile foundations for the 6MW turbines as well as management assistance during fabrication and installation.

To be located 20 miles off the coast of Cromer in North Norfolk, the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm will have an installed capacity of around 400MW, which is enough energy to power up to approximately 410,000 homes and reduces emissions of carbon dioxide by up to 19 million tonnes over its 25 year lifetime.

"The management assistance part of the contract includes follow up of the fabrication."

Atkins' Renewables managing director business David Parkin, said, "This contract win further builds on our established position as a leading engineering consultancy in the offshore wind sector. The project plays to our strengths in geotechnical and offshore structural engineering, and we look forward to working with Statoil and Statkraft to deliver the project."

The engineering activities are already underway and include structure design, structure analysis, drawing production and geotechnical engineering.

The management assistance part of the contract includes follow up of the fabrication which will commence in 2015.

The execution of the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm project is subject to a final investment decision by its owners in the third quarter of 2014.

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