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Norfolk-based offshore teams awarded London Array Wind Farm contract

Offshore wind teams from a leading Norfolk base have won a contract by turbine giant Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) to inspect all turbines, cranes and lifts on the London Array offshore wind farm.

Technicians at the Great Yarmouth operation of Worley (formerly 3sun Group) will deliver the work on the 175-turbine wind farm about 20 km off the Kent coast. The wind farm generates enough energy to power more than 470,000 homes and displace more 900,000 tonnes of CO2 a year – the equivalent to removing 300,000 cars from the road each year.

Worley teams - currently inspecting more than 70% of the UK’s offshore wind turbines and installed over 4,000 in the past 10 years - were among the first working on London Array in Phase 1 of the project in 2012.

Alex Baker, operations director for Worley’s Great Yarmouth offshore wind energy operations, said: “This new contract furthers the long-standing relationship we have with SGRE.

“Our highly skilled and experienced inspection teams repeatedly demonstrate their understanding of our client’s expectations, safety culture and policies, and I am positive that we will deliver to SGRE to the same high standard they are used to with our teams.”

Shaun Poll, vice president operations UK for Worley, said: “I’m delighted that we have been chosen by SGRE to deliver this contract. This not only continues our commitment to the energy transition, but is also strategically important, allowing us to grow our business in the Great Yarmouth area.”

Worley, a global provider to the energy chemicals and resources sectors, acquired 3sun Group last year.