Local supplier secures contract for Hornsea Two
Published: 21 November 2019 - Carly Wills
Offshore wind specialist, EEW Group, has contracted Cheshire-based Hutchinson Engineering for the fabrication and on-site assembly of 30 Suspended Internal Platforms (SIPs) for the Hornsea Two offshore wind farm, following a successful competitive tender process.
The SIPs are highly complex steel components, each weighing ten tonnes and towering 12m high, that will be suspended inside the bright yellow transition pieces, which form part of the foundations for offshore wind turbines.
Once complete Hornsea Two will become the UK’s largest offshore wind farm with enough installed capacity to generate clean electricity for well over 1.3 million homes.
Commenting on the award Heiko Mützelburg, CEO at EEW SPC, stated: “We have found an English subcontractor, that we strongly believe will deliver the required quality. With Hutchinson as a local supplier on our side, we are looking forward to a prosperous cooperation in the future. We are convinced of a positive project progression”.
Ørsted is constructing the renewable energy project and is fully committed to ensuring that competitive UK suppliers take advantage of the world-leading projects on their doorstep.
Peter Clusky, senior supply chain development manager for Ørsted said: “By working collaboratively with our Tier 1 suppliers and local suppliers for the past ten years, we have been able to provide opportunities for competitive UK suppliers.
“Hutchinson’s successful award on this contract by EEW SPC will see UK secondary steel used in the UK fabricated Transition Pieces being delivered by EEW OSB on Teesside for the Hornsea 2 project.”