Turner & Townsend wins contract on world’s largest wind farm
Turner & Townsend was selected to carry out the work on the Tyne Harbor quay as part of the world’s largest offshore wind farm at Dogger Bank.
The consultant was selected by the Port of Tyne to provide cost, business and project management on the project in addition to safety, health and quality (SHEQ).
Turner & Townsend will also work alongside Fairhurst Supervision Services to enable work to prepare the site for occupation and alongside civil contractor Southbay to deliver the work, which is expected to be completed in late 2021.
When completed, the port’s operations and maintenance base will be the central operations center of the Dogger Bank wind farm, operated by Equinor, which is expected to have a total power generation capacity of 3.6 GW, this which is sufficient for 6 million UK households.
The project builds on Turner & Townsend’s experience in maritime projects for the Port of Liverpool and the Boston Barrier in Lincolnshire.
The Dogger Bank wind farm is delivered by Equinor and SSE Renewables and is expected to have an operational life of 25 years. According to the Port of Tyne, the total capital investment in the program is around Â£ 9 billion between 2020 and 2026.
Charlotte Brown, Commercial Director of the Port of Tyne, said: âThe Port of Tyne is one of the economic pillars of the North East and will play an important role in realizing the UK’s net zero ambitions, both in supporting clean energy production and helping to create green jobs. “
Turner & Townsend Director Clare Wood added: âThe quayside upgrades are a critical step in achieving the O&M base, which will become the hub of operations for the world’s largest offshore wind farm. . Our team of experts have decades of port and harbor experience and are eager to put this to work on the River Tyne.
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