Hughes Subsea to provide Anode Installation Services on Dogger Bank A

Hughes Subsea Services Ltd (Hughes) has signed a contract with Dogger Bank Wind Farm to provide vessel, crew and equipment to complete the 2023 internal anode installation campaign across the first phase of the wind farm.

Located between 130km and 190km from the north-east coast of England, the 3 phase project will comprise of a total of 277 x GE Renewable Energy Haliade-X 13MW and 14MW turbines, giving a total capacity of 3.6 GW.

On completion the wind farm will become the largest in the world, capable of powering 6 million homes across the UK; HSS will support the anode installation campaign across phase A.

Hughes will install the internal cathodic protection systems across the complete 95 turbines being installed at Dogger Bank A, utilising a walk-to-work offshore support vessel. The work scope is scheduled to commence in Q2 of 2023 and has an expected duration of 2 months.

Dogger Bank Wind Farm is being built in three phases known as A, B and C. The project is a joint venture between SSE Renewables (40%), Equinor (40%) and Eni Plenitude (20%).   

Ian Hughes, Managing Director at Hughes commented;

“We’re delighted to have been chosen by Dogger Bank Wind Farm for the Anode Installation contract award, we look forward to working with the developers on delivering and building on a successful project.”

Dogger Bank Wind Farm Senior Project Manager, Alan Borland, said:

“Hughes will play an important role in protecting our assets from seawater corrosion during the operational lifetime of the world’s largest offshore wind farm by installing our internal foundation anodes”

“The contract will also support an additional 60 roles in the UK supply chain when this work is underway from Spring 2023.”

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