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Statoil has awarded two contracts to Siemens for the engineering, supply, assembly, commissioning and service of 67 turbines for the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm project, located off the coast of England. The estimated value for both contracts is about $848 million.

Statoil says the engineering work will commence in January 2014, and the first batch of the 6 MW wind turbines will be ready for load out and installation in January 2017. The service contract will cover operations and maintenance of the turbines through the first two years after installation is completed, followed by three years during which Siemens will provide Dudgeon with technicians and other agreed services.

Statoil says the execution of the Dudgeon project is subject to a final investment decision in the third quarter of this year. Nonetheless, Siri Espedal Kindem, the company’s renewable energy senior vice president, states that this is a significant milestone for the project and its owners.

"The new turbine contract will secure planned progress in the Dudgeon project toward full operation during 2017,” says Kindem. “Technology development is fundamental to optimizing offshore wind industry costs and solutions, and the use of new large turbines such as these is a main contributor to reducing offshore wind costs."

The Dudgeon project is Statoil's second full-scale commercial offshore wind project: Following a successful partnership in developing the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm off the coast of North Norfolk, Statoil and Statkraft are working together to develop Dudgeon.



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