Wind energy – Equinor
Equinor, operator of Dudgeon and Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farms off the Norfolk coast, has announced it will combine the operations for both wind farms into one hub in Great Yarmouth.
The Sheringham Shoal and Dudgeon offshore wind farms are currently operated from separate bases in Egmere and Great Yarmouth, respectively.
The new structure will mean that both sites will be operated from one state-of-the-art base in Great Yarmouth, capturing synergies from a combined control room, office and warehouse. The sites will also move to a single, upgraded communication system for improved efficiency and safety.
Further synergies will be leveraged offshore, as teams from both sites will share the existing Service Operations Vessel currently used by Dudgeon, maximising time in the field and reducing emissions from the overall operations.
The new set up will be in place by end-September 2021.