SMC have been awarded a contract to provide Marine Coordination services to SGRE across what will be the world’s largest offshore windfarm, Hornsea 1.
The 1.2GW project, based off the coast of Yorkshire, is being developed by Orsted and will consist of 174 7MW Siemens WTGs, covering an area of 407 square kilometres. Once fully operational, Hornsea 1 will deliver enough energy to power over 1 million homes.
This contract award further strengthens the relationship between SMC and SGRE, who have worked together on offshore wind projects across Europe since 2009. Hornsea 1 represents the 28th Marine Coordination project SMC have delivered to the Offshore Wind sector and again emphasises the company’s role as a market leading provider of the service.
When asked for comment, Stefan Mougard, SGRE Marine Operations Manager, stated, “We are – once again – making the world’s largest offshore wind farm, and once again with SMC. Last time we teamed up for beating records was in 2018 at the Walney Extension wind farm, which was a tremendous success, and we look forward to a similar lean and efficient operation of our assets offshore on this great project.”
SMC Operations Manager, Steve Evans, commented, “We are extremely pleased to continue our work with SGRE on what is yet another flagship endeavour for both companies. We have worked on numerous pioneering projects with Siemens, from the largest to the furthest offshore, and the opportunity to support this project, located on our doorstep, is of great personal value to us as a business”.