Partrac has been selected by Statoil to provide real-time wave and current measurement services for the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm. Partrac has been contracted to manage the deployment and maintenance of the equipment and the delivery of real-time waves and current data over the duration of the construction phase of the development.
Partrac selected a Triaxys wave buoy to provide reliable, robust real-time wave, current profile and sea surface temperature data. This is delivered to a secure operational website and used daily by the Dudgeon construction team to inform safety critical operations, such as the 500+ heavy lifts required during the construction phase.
Sam Athey, Director at Partrac, commented, “We are very pleased to be delivering metocean services to Statoil and the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm. This project award is testament to our commitment to providing safe and cost-effective metocean services to the offshore industries”.
The 402 MW Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm is located some 20 miles off the coast of the seaside town of Cromer in North Norfolk. Through the joint venture company Dudgeon Offshore Wind Limited, it is owned by Statoil, Statkraft and Masdar. Statoil and Statkraft are two leading Norwegian energy companies and Masdar is an international investor in renewable energy and sustainable technology based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Statoil is developing the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm and will continue as its operator when it starts generating electricity in early 2017.
Image Courtesy of Richard Gaches, Statoil.