Seajacks Leviathan Contracted to Join Installation Fleet at Sheringham Shoal Wind Farm
Seajacks Leviathan has been contracted by Scira Offshore Energy Ltd, jointly owned by energy companies Statoil ASA and Statkraft AS, to install wind turbines from February through to July 2012 at the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm. The vessel is currently completing a 140 turbine 500MW installation project at Greater Gabbard, UK, and prior to that it completed a 102 turbine 367MW installation at Walney Offshore Wind Farm.
Blair Ainslie, Managing Director of Seajacks, said, “We are very pleased that Scira has chosen the Seajacks Leviathan to accelerate turbine installation on its project at Sheringham Shoal. To date, the Leviathan has enjoyed a wonderful record for reliability and productivity. The turbines the vessel will install at Sheringham are Siemens 3.6MW, and Seajacks has successfully installed approximately 200 of these specific turbines to date. As with every project, Seajacks will be focused on maximising productivity in periods of good weather and maintaining our industry leading health and safety record. As our headquarters are in Great Yarmouth, we have been following the progress of this local project very closely, and we are now delighted that we have the opportunity to ensure that Sheringham Shoal is a successful project.”
To date, the Sheringham Shoal wind farm has installed 20 of 88 Siemens 3.6MW turbines, and the project has been generating power since the start of August.
Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm is owned equally by Statoil and Statkraft through joint venture company Scira Offshore Energy Limited. Statoil is the project manager during construction, while Scira is responsible for the long-term operations and maintenance.