Final Hornsea One TPs Ready for Installation
EEW Offshore Structures Britain has successfully completed the 86 transition pieces for the 1218 MW Hornsea One offshore wind farm at the company’s yard on Teesside in north-east England. When complete, in 2020, the offshore wind farm will be the largest in the world, capable of supplying well over a million homes.
For the first time after its acquisition by EEW Special Pipe Constructions GmbH, EEW OSB has handled the last 30 TPs fully independently. As well as managing the outfitting and coating by itself, EEW OSB also took over the purchasing of the secondary steel for the first time. On 31 January 2019 the last TPs were accepted by the wind farm’s developer Ørsted. All 86 TPs have thus been handled successfully.
“This is testament to all of the hard work and dedication from the skilled and committed personnel from EEW OSB on Teesside”, emphasized Sascha Hofmeister, Managing Director at EEW OSB.
Duncan Clark, Project Director for Hornsea One and Two said: “As our offshore wind farms get bigger, there is more need than ever for UK supply chain companies to step up production capacity and efficiency, and make the most of the opportunities available and it’s great to see this North-East manufacturing facility do just that. This facility’s first order was for our Burbo Bank Extension and its first export contract was for our project in the Netherlands. The opportunities for UK companies in the offshore wind supply chain are huge and due to increase greatly as the global market expands”.
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