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Red Rock wins crane contract for Dogger Bank SOVs

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Red Rock are very proud to announce that they have been awarded a contract by Vard for equipment supply to 3 service offshore vessels (SOVs) owned by North Star Renewables. The vessels will be operating on the first two phases of the Dogger Bank Wind Farm in the UK sector. The equipment supply consists of: 2 x 2T 3D Motion Compensated cranes, 1 x 5T 3D Motion Compensated crane, 3 x 2T Boatlanding cranes and 3 x 1T Shipboard crane. Equipment deliveries will commence in Q2/Q3 2022 to Vard Vung Tau in Vietnam with staggered deliveries thereafter to Q1 2023.

Senior Sales Officer James Chalmers quotes “This is a great step to strengthen our position in the Offshore Wind market with our 3D Motion Compensation technology, which ensures safe and efficient load transfers from the SOV’s to the Monopile transitions pieces offshore. We look forward to working with our long standing and valued client Vard on these newbuilds and establish a solid and long lasting working relation with North Star Renewables. A brilliant effort from the Red Rock team!”.

The Dogger Bank Wind Farm will be located more than 130km off the North East coast of England and when complete will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world.

These vessel will be used in the first two phases, Dogger Bank A and B, which are ajoint venture between SSE Renewables (40%), Equinor (40%) and Eni (20%) .

Each phase will have an installed generation capacity of up to 1.2GW and represents a multi-billion pound investment.

Along with the third phase, Dogger Bank C, which is a joint venture between SSE Renewables (50%) and Equinor (50%) and being developed on a different timescale, the Dogger Bank wind farm will have an installed capacity of up to 3.6GW and will be capable of powering up to 6 million homes.

North Star’s Renewables Director, Andrew Duncan said: “Our specialised and sustainable SOV fleet has been designed specifically to provide a safe and comfortable home for offshore personnel working on the initial first two phases of the Dogger Bank Wind Farm, which are located in one of the UK’s most challenging sea-state environments. The SOV design is also completely optimised for reliable and efficient workability. Red Rock’s technical expertise and track record for lifting equipment was a key driver in their cranes being selected. Their equipment and experience in offshore wind is a key solution to ensuring safe and seamless logistics are carried out during component transfers between each of the three vessels and the wind turbine landing platforms.”

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