Leading international energy logistics provider, Peterson, has been awarded two long term contracts with Statoil to provide logistics support for the Dudgeon offshore windfarm in the North Sea.

The Dudgeon Field will be located 20 miles off the coast of Norfolk

The Dudgeon Field will be located 20 miles off the coast of Norfolk

Peterson will work closely with the operator to deliver comprehensive logistics services including stevedoring, ship agency services, provisions delivery and transportation of personnel for walk to work security. It will also be responsible for the supply of fuelling services from its facility in Great Yarmouth.

Ron van der Laan, regional director, Peterson, said: “This strongly positions Peterson as a leading provider of logistics support to windfarm assets in the Southern North Sea.”

“The management of logistics services in the renewables industry presents a significant growth opportunity for us. We have the depth of experience and proven capabilities to deliver the services required to meet the needs of operators working in this sector.”

In addition to these long-term contracts, Peterson also recently supported the barge load-out of the 1,800Te Dudgeon offshore windfarm Substation. It provided 12 of the 72 Self-Propelled Modular Transporters (SPMT) axles required for the operation which was completed successfully in Lowestoft in July 2016.

The Dudgeon field is an extensive £1.5 billion project to harness offshore wind to power more than 410,000 UK homes. This 402MW offshore windfarm will be located 20 miles off the coast of Norfolk.

Earlier this year Peterson, in partnership with Veolia UK, opened a new, purpose built decommissioning facility in the western terminal of the recently developed Outer Harbour at Great Yarmouth.

By Anne-Marie Causer