Following swiftly on from their initial success within the offshore sector, at the 588mw Beatrice offshore wind power plant, Windhoist Ltd have now successfully completed all Pre-assembly operations at Hornsea 1, the world’s largest offshore wind power plant to date, comprising of 174 x Siemens Gamesa SWT-7.0-154 offshore wind turbines.
Once again, Windhoist have demonstrated how a lengthy track record of executing onshore cranage and installation contracts has been utilised to great effect within the offshore sector, with all turbines being handed over on schedule, with zero safety incidents with 99% achieving Zero Snag status.
To achieve this, Windhoist invested in additional crane hardware which included the purchase of an LR1750-SX, which solidifies the companies’ clear strategy to maintain its position as one of a very select few suppliers that possess the required hardware to execute large scale pre-assembly contracts. Alongside the crane package, a 120 strong workforce comprising Project, Site, QHSE management, plus technician teams worked together to ensure yet another flagship project was delivered safely and on time to SGRE.
Ryan Burke, Windhoist Project Manager: “With the success of Beatrice and now Hornsea 1 it leaves no doubt over our ability to undertake the largest multi-scope C&I contracts within the offshore sector, and this is aided by the strength of the working relationship we have with SGRE who remain a key customer to our business. We now aim to undertake similar contracts on a wider European and global basis, in line with our long-established onshore services and to further develop our collaboration with SGRE in the offshore market”.
Hervé Bouraima, Global Commodity Manager, Strategic Procurement, Offshore for SGRE: “In the space of 18 months one of our key onshore C&I suppliers has adapted and further developed their capabilities to also become a key provider for our expanding offshore project portfolio. This is true testament to the benefits of the long term working relationship that has been developed between our companies.”
With over 350 technicians employed, the Windhoist Group has an operating presence in UK, Ireland, Australia, Germany, South Africa and Morocco. The company has successfully deployed its wind technical resources in over 20 countries globally and maintains one of the most comprehensive heavy-lift fleets available on the market.
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