UK supplier profiles

Discover some of the UK suppliers we work with on our offshore wind farm projects

Orsted's East Coast Hub in Grimsby, UK

Hobson & Porter

 

Operations

Hull-based firm Hobson & Porter have supported Ørsted since 2014 when they were contracted to build the Westermost Rough Operations & Maintenance base at Grimsby Royal Docks.  Since then, Ørsted has expanded its footprint in the Humber region to support all our East Coast projects. Hobson & Porter has helped us to do this by undertaking the construction work of the East Coast Hub, the world’s largest offshore wind operation and maintenance hub based in Grimsby. 

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Image: Hutchinson Engineering Ltd
Image: Hutchinson Engineering Ltd

Hutchinson Engineering Ltd

 

Construction

Hutchinson are a leading UK supplier of secondary steelwork for the offshore wind sector based in Chesire in the North West of England. Following a competitive tendering exercise, Hutchinson was awarded a contract from offshore wind specialists, EEW Group, for the fabrication and on-site assembly of 30 Suspended Internal Platforms (SIPs) for our Hornsea Two offshore wind farm. We worked closely with the company to support its development ahead of procurement activity, through the sharing of market outlook, as well as visiting Hutchinson sites to view facilities, processes & capabilities.

Project supported: 
UK: Hornsea 2

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Osbit case study

Osbit

 

Construction

Osbit has supported the execution of several Ørsted offshore wind farm projects, providing bespoke engineering solutions to Tier 1 project contractors. Headquartered in Northumberland, with an assembly facility at the Port of Blyth, Osbit utilises a predominately North East England-based supply chain and employs 120 people.

The Osbit team worked closely with Ørsted and the relevant Tier 1 contractor to understand the issues from a holistic perspective, and then develop appropriately engineered solutions to support Ørsted and its contractors in controlling and reducing key operational risks. 

Projects supported:
UK: Race Bank - inter array cable installation system
UK: Hornsea 1 - height adjustable boat-landing system for a jack-up vessel: Deployed to the project to provide safe access for self-elevating support Osbit developed the offshore industry’s first height adjustable boat-landing system for a jack-up vessel.
 

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Prysmian supply chain case study

Prysmian

 

Construction

Prysmian are one the worlds leading cable installers and suppliers with a significant presence in the UK across their diverse business sectors. In 2018 our growing project portfolio, increasing project scale and a rapidly expanding offshore wind market, led us to consider options for additional array cable supply capacity. Through collaborative working with Prysmian, we were able to find a solution that would help their Wrexham-based cable facility to expand its array cable offering. Prysmian’s newly established Wrexham-based submarine production facility is now well placed to deliver cost competitive increased UK content across the industry.

Project supported:
UK: Hornsea 2

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Tekmar supplier case study

Tekmar Energy

Construction

Tekmar Energy, based in North East England, is one of the global leaders in protection systems for subsea power cables, umbilicals and flexible pipes. The company employs around 150 people from its base in Newton Aycliffe.

The company have worked on an extensive number of offshore wind projects including a continued relationship with Ørsted proven by the company’s 6-year framework agreement announced in July 2018.

Projects supported:
Denmark: Anholt
Germany: Borkum Riffgrund 2
Netherlands: Borssele 1 & 2
UK: Burbo Bank Extension, Hornsea One, Racebank, Walney, Walney Extension, West of Duddon Sands and Westermost Rough

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Seajacks

Seajacks

 

Construction and Export

Seajacks operate self-propelled jack-up vessels for the offshore wind sector. Headquartered in Great Yarmouth in the East of England, they have worked with Ørsted in the UK and Taiwan. 

Seajacks was awarded a contract for the transportation and installation of 87 wind turbines at our Walney Extension offshore wind farm. The Seajacks Scylla, a vessel that has been designed with a sea fastening system which can accommodate both MHI Vestas Offshore Wind and Siemens Wind Power blade rack systems, effectively reducing mobilisation costs and time. By streamlining this process, our contract with Seajacks helped bring down the cost of transporting offshore wind parts for this wind farm.

Projects supported: 
UK: Walney Extension
Taiwan: Greater Changhua 1 and 2a

JDR cables

JDR Cables

 

Construction

JDR, based in Hartlepool and Littleport in Cambridgeshire, designs, engineers and manufactures subsea power cables, production umbilicals, intervention workover control systems and end terminations and accessories.  

JDR first supplied an Orsted project in 2012 on our Gunfleet Sands Demonstrator and have since supplied subsea power cables and
accessories to our offshore wind farms at
Race Bank, Hornsea One and Two. 

Projects supported: 
UK: Gunfleet Sands Demonstrator, Hornsea 1 and Hornsea 2, Race Bank

Siemens

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

 

Construction and Export

Siemens Gamesa is a global leader in the wind power industry and has an established presence in the UK. Their world leading offshore wind facility in Hull has manufactured blades for a number of our UK projects alongside acted as a load out port for turbine installation. Since the Hull factory opened in 2016 over 1500 blades have been manufactured.     

We were the first UK company to use the blades manufactured from the Hull facility – playing a vital role in creating the demand for job opportunities offered at this facility. In addition to job creation, these locally manufactured blades drive down transportation costs, reducing the need for developers to source these parts from outside the UK.

Projects supported:
UK: Hornsea 1 and Hornsea 2, Race Bank

Belfast harbour

Belfast Harbour

 

Construction

Working in collaboration with Belfast Harbour, we helped to develop a dedicated port facility able to store the essential components of an offshore wind farm (i.e. transition pieces, cables, blades etc) in order to support the growth of offshore wind on the West Coast. The £53 million investment is the largest the Belfast Harbour has seen in its 400-year history and was the UK’s first dedicated offshore wind terminal. Constructed in 14 months, the terminal began operations in 2013 and served as the pre-assembly site for the West of Duddon Sands offshore Wind Farm, before going to serve as the construction port for Burbo Bank Extension and Walney Extension. 

Projects supported:
UK: Burbo Bank Extension, Walney Extension and West of Duddon Sands.

Wilton Engineering

Wilton Engineering

 

Construction

Wilton Engineering based in Middlesbrough were contracted to provide 20 transition pieces to Hornsea One via Steelwind. Wilton provided a significant part of the transition piece scope including outfitting, coating and load out. Originally a supplier for oil and gas, they have diversified to meet the demands of the energy transition. 

Project supported: 
UK: Hornsea 1

Attollo offshore wind supply chain case study

Attollo Offshore

 

Construction and Export

Aberdeen-based Attollo Offshore provided jack-up accommodation during construction of our 573MW Race Bank offshore wind farm, in the North Sea. The company was awarded a 16-month charter contract to deliver accommodation, construction support and personnel safe transfer services at Race Bank.

Following successful deployment at Race Bank, Attollo has been awarded further contracts around the globe, including work on our own Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm, in Germany - providing offshore accommodation and support during construction.

Projects supported:
UK: Race Bank
Germany: Borkum Riffgrund 2

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CWind supply chain case study

CWind

 

Construction, Operations and Export

Chelmsford-based CWind are a leader in CTVs, project services and offshore training and have worked to support Ørsted on a number of our UK and European projects. In 2019 CWind secured today a long-term charter contract agreement with Ørsted for the world’s first hybrid powered Surface Effect Ship (SES) to Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind farms in the Netherlands. The Hybrid SES has been developed in response to an industry-wide push to develop and deploy innovative technologies that reduce CO2 emissions, whilst cost effectively servicing wind farms. The Hybrid SES crew transfer vessel was developed in partnership with ESNA, a ship design company based in Kristiansand, Norway and will be built by Wight Shipyard Company, a leading UK boat builder. 

Projects supported:
UK: Westermost Rough - Awarded the 20-year maintenance and emergency response contracts for the onshore and offshore substations.

UK: West of Duddon Sands - Provided all foundation secondary works, including confined space safety plan and cable pulling support to CT Offshore, enabling the diver-less installation of the array cables between the 108 turbines, including the vessels required to undertake the work.

Netherlands: Borssele 1 and 2

MHI Vestas supply chain case study

MHI Vestas (now Vestas Wind Systems)

 

Construction, Operations and Export

We exported over 100 80m blades from MHI Vestas’ Isle of Wight factory to our Borkum Riffgrund 2 project in Germany. Each of the 80m blades is the equivalent of nine double decker London buses and weighs 35 tonnes. The V164-8.0 MW turbines were deployed for the first time at Ørsted’s Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea
and subsequently at Walney Extension.

Projects supported:
UK: Burbo Bank Extension, Walney Extension
Germany: Borkum Riffgrund 2

Ordtek offshore wind case study

Ordtek

 

Development, Construction and Export

Ordtek, based in Norfolk, are unexploded ordnance (UXO) risk management experts. They have supported Orsted on a number of our global projects. They carried out successful UXO risk management of Race Bank, Walney Extension and Hornsea One in the UK. This was followed up by two projects in the United States; Bay State Wind and Ocean Wind. In Taiwan, ahead of construction, Ordtek utilised their knowledge and expertise to undertake hazard assessments and identify
potential UXO risk, for our Formosa 1 and
Greater Changhua offshore wind farms. 

Projects supported:
Taiwan: Formosa 1, Greater Changhua 1 & 2a
UK: Hornsea 1, Race Bank, Walney Extension
USA: Bay State Wind, Ocean Wind 

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