Vestas-Celtic Wind Technology, a subsidiary of Vestas Wind Systems, been selected to build a major offshore wind farm in the UK. The turnkey contract has been awarded by Powergen Renewables Offshore Wind, a subsidiary of Powergen.
The 60 MW project is scheduled for completion in the autumn of 2004, and will be located approximately 3 km off the East Coast of England at Great Yarmouth in Norfolk on a sandbank known as Scroby Sands. The location is characterised by relatively shallow water of 4-8 m depth.
The contract comprises 30 Vestas V80-2.0 MW wind turbines, monopile foundations, offshore electrical infrastructure, the Vestas OnLine remote monitoring system and a 5-year operation and maintenance contract.
Scroby Sands Offshore Wind Farm is the second of 18 similar projects currently planned in the waters around the UK.
‘We are currently building the first major UK offshore wind project North Hoyle wind farm in the Irish Sea off Wales. The installation of the Scroby Sands wind farm will commence immediately after North Hoyle’, said Tom Pedersen, Managing Director of Vestas – Celtic Wind Technology.
The contract is worth approximately 100 million Euros.
The turbines will be supplied from Vestas’ wind turbine manufacturing facility in Kintyre, Scotland.