Sembmarine SLP will undertake the maintenance and servicing of the low voltage and ancillary systems on the Hornsea 2 Offshore Wind Farm platforms. Image courtesy of Sembmarine SLP
Sembcorp Marine’s subsidiary Sembmarine SLP has secured a maintenance contract from Ørsted for the Hornsea 2 Offshore Wind Farm offshore substation and reactive compensation station.
The planned preventative maintenance contract will see Sembmarine SLP deliver the maintenance and servicing of the low voltage (LV) and ancillary systems, on both the Offshore Substation (OSS) and Reactive Compensation Station (RCS).
The award of the PPM contract follows the fabrication of the OSS and RCS in Singapore by Sembcorp Marine Offshore Platforms Pte Ltd (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine) and subsequent completion of the offshore installation, hook-up and commissioning of these platforms on-site at the Hornsea 2 Offshore Wind Farm by Sembmarine SLP at end March 2022.
Colin Yaxley, managing director of Sembmarine SLP, said: “We are greatly looking forward to working with Ørsted once again and expanding our experience of servicing offshore wind farms. Our success on the hook-up and commissioning of the Hornsea 2 Offshore Wind Farm platforms fabricated by our sister company, Sembcorp Marine Offshore Platforms in Singapore, has been a large contributing factor to our award for the PPM contract.
“This exclusive contract will position Sembmarine SLP as Ørsted’s main service provider for Hornsea 2 Offshore Wind Farm’s LV and ancillary systems, enabling enhanced operational efficiency and greater risk mitigation for the developer. I look forward to building on our strong partnership with Ørsted and its partners in the region with the continued delivery of solutions of high quality, safety and service standards.”
This contract marks the first sole supplier maintenance award for Sembmarine SLP and according to the company signifies a strategic transition from fabricator to service provider in the offshore renewable space.
The Hornsea 2 Offshore Wind Farm is located 89 km off the Yorkshire coast in the UK North Sea. The wind farm spans 64,000 football pitches and will have a total capacity of over 1.3GW.
The farm will consist of 165 Siemens Gamesa 8MW turbines which will produce enough power to meet the needs of 1.4 million homes.
The project became fully operational in August 2022.