LOC Group, the premier international marine and engineering consulting firm, is pleased to announce it has signed an agreement with Ørsted (“ORSTED”), the global leader in offshore wind, to carry out Marine Warranty Surveyor (“MWS”) services for its Hornsea Two offshore wind farm, located approximately 89 kilometres off the UK’s Yorkshire coast.
This 18 month contract will follow on from previous work LOC Group has undertaken on Hornsea One, located adjacent to Hornsea Two. This agreement will see LOC London and LOC Singapore execute all MWS work on the project substations. This is the first time Ørsted has required substations to be transported from the Far East to Europe. LOC Group has considerable expertise in this specific area.
When operational in 2022, Hornsea Two will have capacity to generate clean electricity for 1.3 million homes per year and will surpass Hornsea One in energy generation. It is also expected to make an important contribution towards the UK’s goal for renewable electricity generation and to achieve the UK’s energy security and carbon reduction objectives.
Peter Croll, Technical Director of Renewables at LOC Group, commented:
“Ørsted is a leading energy supplier in the UK and we are very pleased to have been awarded the MWS contract for this ground breaking project. The award follows on from the works we carried out on Hornsea One, which is expected to be operating at full capacity by the end of the year. This agreement reaffirms LOC Group’s position as the engineering and consulting firm of choice for giant scale offshore wind farm projects.”
Peter Clusky, Senior Supply Chain Development Manager at Ørsted, commented:
“Hornsea Two is a game-changing renewable energy project in terms of both scale and value. Our suppliers are a pivotal part of the project team and play an important role in realizing the project.
We continue to deliver on our commitment to support the development of a competitive UK supply chain that can benefit from the many opportunities in Ørsted’s global portfolio of projects in the UK and around the world.”
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Tel: +44 (0) 20 7264 3423
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About LOC Group (LOC)
LOC Group is the premier international marine and engineering consulting firm that was founded in London in 1979. Headquartered in London, the company operates 35 offices located in Europe, Africa, Americas, Middle East, Asia and Australia. The Group (comprising LOC, Longitude, Innosea and John Lebourhis) employs over 400 people.
LOC’s core business addresses shipping, oil & gas and renewables sectors amongst others. True to its entrepreneurial founders, LOC combines the expertise of engineers and master mariners to solve some of the world’s most complex design and operational problems offshore. Our services to such industries can be categorised as loss prevention (marine warranty, surveys, inspections and audits, technical due diligence), loss management (marine casualties, claims, disputes and litigation) and advanced consulting and engineering (from concept to construction to operations). Our clients comprise P&I clubs, H&M insurers, underwriters, brokers, oil and gas companies, energy utilities, field operators, developers, EPC contractors, installation contractors, drilling contractors, lawyers, shipowners, governments, and turbine and cable OEMs.
About Ørsted (“ORSTED”)
The Ørsted vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. Ørsted develops, constructs and operates offshore and onshore wind farms, bioenergy plants and provides energy products to its customers. Headquartered in Denmark, Ørsted employs 6,300 people. Ørsted’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen (Orsted). In 2018, the group’s revenue was DKK 76.9 billion (EUR 10.3 billion). For more information on Ørsted, visit http://orsted.com or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter.