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United Kingdom

Siemens wins Dudgeon transmission contract

UK: Siemens has won the contract to handle the electrical system infrastructure work at the Dudgeon offshore wind project off the English east coast.

The project is close to Sheringham Shoal, also developed by Statkraft and Statoil
The project is close to Sheringham Shoal, also developed by Statkraft and Statoil

Siemens will provide the engineering, procurement, construction and offshore hook up of one onshore substation and one offshore substation, including the jacket foundation.

The German conglomerate will have responsibility for providing the connection to the national grid at Necton in Norfolk. but while it has overall control for the project, Siemens will subcontract other firms to complete some of the work.

The project will be run from Siemens' base in Manchester in the North of England. Work on the electrical infrastructure is set to be completed in 2016.

It was annouunced earlier in September, that JDR will design and manufacture the inter-array cables for the project.

Dudgeon is being developed by a joint venture between Norwegian energy firms Statkraft and Statoil. It will feature 67 Siemens 6MW turbines, 32 kilometres from shore.

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