Mammoet to help bring world’s largest offshore wind farm to life
Heavy lifting and transport specialist Mammoet has been selected by GE Renewable Energy to help bring the world’s largest offshore wind farm, the Dogger Bank Wind Farm, to life. Mammoet UK, based in Thornaby Teesside will supply onshore heavy lifting and transport for the staging and assembly of turbine components. Dogger Bank Wind Farm is a joint venture between SSE Renewables, Equinor and Vårgrønn.
Mammoet will employ multiple lifting and transport crews for simultaneous operations to support with the loading of equipment and tower assembly in the marshalling harbour, a key piece in constructing the project. The team will utilise cranes and self-propelled modular transporter (SPMT) axles at Able Seaton Port, the Dogger Bank Wind Farm marshalling harbour.
GE will start preparing the marshalling harbour and receiving components at the end of 2022.
Nathan Fahey, GE Project Director for the Dogger Bank Wind Farm, said, “We are delighted to announce that we have selected Mammoet UK as our cranes and logistics supplier for the Dogger Bank Wind Farm. The cranes and associated equipment the company will provide and operate for us will be essential to the smooth operation of our marshalling harbor on Teesside, where 277 sets of blades, nacelles and towers of our Haliade-X wind turbines will be erected and transit over the course of the project. We believe Mammoet has the right expertise and equipment to be an excellent partner for us.”
Darren Adams, Mammoet’s Group Commercial Officer, said, “Mammoet is delighted to work in close partnership with GE to help build the world’s largest offshore wind farm. The project is a large step towards a net-zero future, delivering a boost for the local economy and wider 2030 and 2050 emissions targets. By utilising Mammoet’s strong presence in the UK, headquartered from Teesside, backed up by its network of international engineering hubs, we will enable the delivery of clean, cost-efficient energy to around six million homes.”
GE Renewable Energy announced in May 2021 that it had finalised all supply contracts for the 3.6 GW Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Farm, due to become the largest offshore wind farm in the world upon completion.
Dogger Bank Wind Farm is located over 130 km off the north-east coast of England and each phase will be able to produce 6TWh of renewable electricity, totalling 18TWh annually, when complete in 2026 – equivalent to powering approximately six million UK homes each year or around 5percent of the UK’s electricity demand. Due to its size and scale, the site is being built in three consecutive phases: Dogger Bank A, Dogger Bank B and Dogger Bank C.