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Axess Group awarded contract for Dogger Bank Wind Farm

Axess Group has secured an Enterprise of Competence service contract with Aibel’s fabrication yard in Laem Chabang, Thailand, for the Dogger Bank Substation A, the first of three phases of the Dogger Bank Wind Farm – the world’s largest offshore wind farm.

Axess will provide engineering review, inspection, testing and certification of lifting appliances on the platform, to ensure statutory compliance and delivery of the asset to regional operational standards.

Dogger Bank Wind Farm is located more than 130km off the North East coast of England, the first two phases have already reached FID in 2020 and phase 1 is due to start commercial operations from summer 2023. All 3 phases of the project will make up the world’s largest offshore wind farm, with an installed capacity of 3.6GW, capable of powering 6 million UK homes.

Dogger Bank A and B is a joint venture between SSE Renewables (40%), Equinor (40%) and Eni (20%). Dogger Bank C is a 50:50 joint venture between SSE Renewables and Equinor.

Rod Matzdorff, Renewables Manager for Asia Pacific at Axess Group, said: “We are happy to continue our working relationship with Aibel after our last collaboration, and even happier that the latest award is in offshore wind. This contract further cements our position as a leading supplier in the renewable energy industry.”