EOAN/GIB/ENB – Rampion Offshore Wind Farm 400 MW – UK - Project Profile

EOAN/GIB/ENB – Rampion Offshore Wind Farm 400 MW – UK - Project Profile

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Summary

German utility E.ON Climate & Renewables UK Ltd, a subsidiary of E.on SE (EOAN), Enbridge Inc. (ENB) and Green Investment Bank plc (GIB), is undertaking the construction of Rampion Offshore Wind Farm project in the UK.

The project involves the construction of a 400MW offshore wind farm comprising the installation of 116 turbines each with a generating capacity of 3.45MW with maximum height of 180m to 210m.

It includes the construction of a new electricity substation at Bolney in Mid-Sussex, two offshore substations, the installation of generators and transformers, and the laying of 27km of onshore underground cables between the wind farm and the existing electricity grid, transmission lines and four export cables.

It includes the construction of a new facility at Newhaven port to support the operation and maintenance of the proposed offshore wind farm.

In April 2013, the proposals for the project were accepted for consideration by the Planning Inspectorate.

In December 2013, Fugro UK was appointed as geotechnical consultant.

On July 16, 2014, the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) granted Development Consent Order (DCO) for the project.

In January 2015, Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions Ltd (GDC) completed geotechnical interpretation. The scope of work involves detailed geotechnical interpretation for turbine monopile locations, and assists LICenergy UK Ltd in both site verification and monopile design optimisation.

On May 27, 2015, Carillion was appointed as construction contractor for onshore works. The scope of contract includes design, supply and installation of 160km of 150kV cable and associated jointing accessories and it will also undertake civil engineering and cable installation works.

In May 2015, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind secured 116 V112-3.45 MW wind turbines supply and installation contract and the project secured final investment decision (FDI).

In the same month, JDR was appointed to design, manufacture and supply 142km of 36kV inter array cables.

Green Investment Bank (GIB) will provide US$364 millions fund for the construction of the project.

On June 3, 2015, Swiss-Swedish industrial group ABB was awarded contract to supply substations and related power infrastructure.

On June 9, 2015, Babcock International Group plc was awarded design, fabricate and offload subcontract for the project. Babcock will deliver the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of 2500-tonne offshore substation platform (OSP) topside and jacket.

On June 16, 2015, Euskal Forging was appointed to supply the flanges for the foundations. Euskal Forging will roll, heat treat, machine and deliver 348 flanges.

In September 2015, construction works commenced.

On September 8, 2015, Fugro was appointed as the contractor for installation and burial of array cables. The scope of the contract covers the laying and burying of 122 array cables with its construction and installation vessels Fugro Symphony and Fugro Saltire and using one of its two Q1400 trenching systems to bury the cables.

On November 5, 2015, ENB acquired 24.9% share of the project and planning to invest US$573 million.

In April 2016, Houlder has successfully delivered the first of two offshore Pile Upending Tools for the project site to help in construction.

On May 12, 2016, SeaPlanner part of the SeaRoc Group, was awarded the Vessel & Traffic Management System (VTMS) contract.

In May 2016, Vysiion Ltd awarded a cable installation sub-contract. under the contract Vysiion will supply, splice and install a 108km cable link from the onshore substation at Bolney to the beachhead. James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) was awarded a contract for the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of temporary pontoons at the Newhaven Port.

In June 2016, HBC Offshore Solutions Ltd. subsidiary of the HBC Group, was awarded with the contract to support Fugro with the installation of the array cables. The scope is to provide the rigging teams and cable installation equipment supporting Fugro during the installation of the cables at both the WTG’s and the offshore substation.

Longitude Consulting Engineers Ltd has been appointed as technical advisor for the project.

In October 2016, Electricity Distribution Services (EDS) was appointed as Cable Installation Sub-Contractor.

In November 2016, turbines foundation works completed on the project.

Turbine installation works are underway and offshore cabling work will continue during the second quarter of 2017 and the offshore substation will be installed on its foundation later in the second quarter of 2017.

MPI Offshore and Vroon Offshore Services has been appointed as installation (turbine) contractor, Ridgeway as supply contractor for filter unit rock bag system and Roxtec as sealing solution supplier.

In June 2017, construction of the operations and maintenance (O&M) base at Newhaven Port commenced. The new building has been designed by Corstorphine and Wright with Helmsley Orrell Partnership.

Entire construction work is scheduled to be completed by 2018.

Scope

The project involves the construction of a 400MW offshore wind farm located 13km off the Sussex coast between Peacehaven and Worthing in the UK.

The US$1,618 million project includes the following:

1. Construction of Newhaven port operation and management facility

2. Construction of two offshore substations

3. Construction of a powerhouse

4. Installation of 116 turbines each with a generating capacity of 3.45MW

5. Installation of transformers

6. Installation of power controlling systems

7. Laying of 27km of onshore underground cables

8. Laying of transmission lines

9. Laying of four export cablesReasons To Buy

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5.Tender Information
6.Scope
7.Description
8.Latest update
9.Background
10.Key Contacts
11.General News, Project News
12.Appendix

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