On 3 October 2019, DEME Offshore’s ‘Sea Challenger’ and crew completed the installation of 174 SWT-7.0 MW turbines on Hornsea One, the world’s largest offshore wind farm.
“I am very proud to announce that DEME Offshore’s ‘Sea Challenger’ and crew, together with our client and colleagues from Ørsted, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and Fred. Olsen Wind Carrier have now finalised the installation of the turbines at the Hornsea One offshore wind farm. I would like to extend a special thanks and congratulations to the entire team behind the operation for an outstanding safety performance as well as a smooth project execution,” says Michael Glavind, Business Unit Director at DEME Offshore.
On board the vessel, Master Jack Amtsbiller is also very pleased with the project. “Being part of building the world’s largest wind farm has been a great experience for us. We started on the project in February 2019 and installed the last turbine on 3 October 2019. The construction of Hornsea One is another step towards a greener future, not only for us, but also for the next generations. It has been a pleasure to work closely together with Ørsted and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. We have been working as one close team on board of the ‘Sea Challenger’ rather than as three different companies.”
Ørsted owns 50% of the 1,218 MW Hornsea One offshore wind farm and divested 50% to Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) in 2018. The wind farm is located 120 km off the Yorkshire coast and when fully commissioned, it will power well over one million homes with renewable energy.
DEME is a world leader in the highly specialised fields of dredging, marine engineering and environmental remediation. The company can build on more than 140 years of know-how and experience and has fostered a pioneering approach throughout its history, being a front runner in innovation and new technologies.
DEME’s vision is to work towards a sustainable future by offering solutions for global challenges: a rising sea level, a growing population, reduction of CO2 emissions, polluted rivers and soils and the scarcity of natural resources. Although DEME’s activities originated with the core dredging business, the portfolio diversified substantially over the decades, including dredging and land reclamation, solutions for the offshore energy market, infra marine solutions and environmental solutions.
While the company’s roots are in Belgium, DEME has built a strong presence in all of the world’s seas and continents, operating in more than 90 countries worldwide. DEME can rely on 5,200 highly skilled professionals across the globe. With a versatile and modern fleet of over 100 vessels, backed by a broad range of auxiliary equipment, the company can provide solutions for even the most complex projects.
DEME achieved a turnover of 2.65 billion euros in 2018.