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Statoil gets Carter for Dudgeon

Local contractor to build onshore O&M base in Great Yarmouth

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Dudgeon Offshore Wind has awarded the contract to build its onshore operations and maintenance base to East Anglian construction company R G Carter.

The company has been contracted to build the wind farm's new O&M base at Berth 9 located next to the River Yare within the Great Yarmouth port. Work commenced in early July 2015 and is scheduled to be completed during the second quarter of 2016.

RG Carter have been contracted to convert an existing warehouse into Dudgeon's permanent office and logistics facility.

Once finished the building will include a two storey facility, integrated into the existing framework of the warehouse, which will provide enough office space for Dudgeon's onshore workforce. A dedicated 24 hour a day control centre will also monitor and manage the wind farm's production.

The rest of the space will be utilised as a logistical store for keeping spare parts at the base ready for when they are needed to be transported offshore to the wind farm.

Once the wind farm is in service the new base will accommodate all of the permanent staff working onshore with the day-to-day responsibility for managing the wind farm.

Dudgeon's operations manager Rune Rønvik said: "We are happy to have awarded this important contract to RG Carter and look forward to further establishing ourselves as an integral part of the local business community".

Image: an architects impression of Dudgeon's O&M site in Great Yarmouth (Dudgeon)

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