Dudgeons offshore wind farm in Great Yarmouth have new operations and maintenance facilities, following the conversion of a former warehouse. R G Carter was awarded the contract to completely redevelop the site, creating a 24 hour control room, together with offices for new and existing staff.
The project included the construction of a new steel framed building within an existing warehouse, major modifications to the existing building and external modifications to the existing quayside yard and storage area. Temporary modular accommodation was provided for the client’s staff whilst the new building was being completed.
A new car park and service yard was also constructed which includes a specialist external PC building, with recharging facilities for electric car, adding to BREEAM Good credentials.
Dudgeons offshore wind farm has signed an initial 25 year lease agreement with Great Yarmouth Port Company on the site. Providing 152 metres of river harbour quayside, they will provide access to the wind farm 24/7 and will be the hub for all operation and maintenance activity for the life of the wind farm, once it starts generating electricity in 2017.
The 67 offshore wind turbine generators have a total capacity of 402 MW and will produce sufficient electricity to power over 410,000 UK homes. The electricity will be transmitted to shore at Weybourne Hope in North Norfolk by cables laid on the seabed and then by onshore underground cables to the Necton site.