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London-Based LOC Renewables Carries Out Marine Warranty Surveying for Hornsea Project One Offshore Wind Farm
Leading international marine and engineering consultancy delivers MWS at world's largest offshore wind farm in North Sea



July 18, 2017

Leading international marine and engineering consultancy LOC Renewables is carrying out marine warranty surveying (MWS) services on what will be the world's biggest wind farm, DONG Energy's Hornsea Project One. The site, which will consist of 174 turbines installed off the Yorkshire coast in the North Sea and deliver power to more than one million homes, is scheduled for commissioning in 2020.

Currently, the UK generates more electricity from offshore wind than any other country, meeting 5% of total national demand. That figure is likely to grow, with the sector predicted to be worth just under £3 billion to the UK economy by 2030. Hornsea Project One, with a capacity of 1.2GW, will be crucial to meeting these projected energy targets.

As a leading international marine and engineering consultancy, LOC Renewables has been contracted by the project owner, DONG Energy, to provide early advice and MWS for the offshore substation and array cable installation packages.

Working with contractor teams on site, LOC will review the procedures and technical designs for the transportation and installation for offshore substations and for array cables connecting turbines to the substations.

With Hornsea Project One being larger and further from shore than any UK wind farm to date, LOC's MWS service will provide assurance to the contractors, the developer, and their underwriters that the transportation and installation of all offshore substations and array cables will be conducted safely and effectively within the challenging operating conditions imposed by the project's unique location.

Mike McLachlan, Project Director for Renewables MWS at LOC, welcomed the agreement, saying: "Hornsea Project One will be the world's largest offshore wind farm, and as such is a step-change in the development of offshore wind in the UK."

"The marine warranty services we're providing will ensure that, when the construction phase gets under way, it builds on solid foundations that meet the highest technical standards."

"Developing the UK supply chain is key to bringing down the cost of offshore wind, and we have contracted many UK suppliers for Hornsea Project One," added Duncan Clark, Senior Programme Director, at DONG Energy.

"As a UK-based leader in marine warranty surveying, with an international pedigree, LOC was the ideal choice to undertake this work for what will be the biggest wind farm in the world."

In addition to those located in UK waters, LOC has provided services on more than two thirds of European offshore wind farms.

About LOC Renewables

The LOC Renewables team is a part of LOC Group, a leading international marine and engineering consultancy and survey company that was founded in 1979. Headquartered in London, the Group operates over 30 offices in 15 countries around the world, employing over 400 staff.

LOC Renewables combines traditional LOC services with those of its sister company, Longitude Engineering. These services include marine warranty survey (MWS) services, marine & engineering consultancy, surveys, inspections & audits, claims, disputes & litigation, and management of marine casualties. 

The company is now the market-leading MWS service provider and sits on the MWS advisory panel to the Joint Rig Committee of underwriters. LOC Renewables has acted as marine warranty surveyor on more than 30 offshore wind projects, thus making LOC Renewables the number one MWS provider in the offshore wind sector.

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