A2sea to transport turbines for Vattenfall

Energy company Vattenfall has awarded A2sea, a provider of offshore wind installation and service solutions, a contract to transport 30 5MW Repower turbines from Belfast Harbour to the Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm, 10km off the coast of Barrow-in-Furness in the Irish Sea.

In addition to providing the specialist jack-up barge Sea Jack and its crew, A2sea will manage the logistics and planning involved in transporting the turbines and lifting the components into place, ready for in situ assembly by an external crew.

Sea Jack is expected to be on site from March 2011.

Already under construction both on and offshore, the Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm will cover a total area of 8.7km2, with Vattenfall expecting to be producing power by late 2011.