Seajacks secures Dogger Bank substation contracts

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 29/06/2022 Seajacks

Seajacks UK Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eneti Inc. has secured three new contracts for the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm.
Dogger Bank will utilise one of the Seajacks NG2500X class vessels to accommodate technicians during the offshore substation platform hook-up and commissioning on all three phases of the Dogger Bank Wind Farm construction. The contract will commence in Q2 2023 and will see the vessel return to the wind farm in both 2024 and 2025.
Blair Ainslie, CEO, commented: “We are delighted that Dogger Bank Wind Farm has awarded these contracts to Seajacks UK. Our self-propelled NG2500X jack up vessels are a tried and tested method of minimising weather downtime when commissioning offshore substation platforms.
Prior to contract commencement, we will further optimise the vessel for substation work by boosting the onboard accommodation to a total of 140 persons.
This new investment in the vessel will maximise local and UK content, because we will undertake the upgrade works at PD Ports Teesport UK facility. The project will also be managed by the onshore teams who work out of our Great Yarmouth headquarters.”

Located off the north-east coast of England, Dogger Bank Wind Farm is being built in three 1.2 GW phases,
Dogger Bank A, Dogger Bank B, and Dogger Bank C. Dogger Bank Wind Farm is a joint venture partnership between SSE Renewables (40%), Equinor (40%), and Eni (20%). SSE Renewables will to lead on the development and construction of Dogger Bank Wind Farm, and Equinor will operate the asset on completion.  

Once the three phases are complete, the project is expected to generate around 18 TWh annually, enough renewable electricity to supply 5% of the UK’s demand and equivalent to powering six million UK homes.

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