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    Seacore wins more wind farm work

    News // October 15, 2004
    Seacore, one of Europe's largest specialist marine and offshore construction and exploration drilling contractors, has been awarded a contract by the Danish power utility company, Energi E2, to erect an 80m high meteorological mast for the London Array Offshore Wind Farm project in the Thames Estuary.

    Energi E2 is developing the site in conjunction with Shell, E.ON and Farm Energy and this is the first offshore installation for the Second Round of offshore wind farm sites in the UK.

    Seacore's own purpose built eight legged jack-up platform Excalibur has been towed to the site and will be used as a stable working platform to install the 1.62m diameter tubular steel foundation monopile, which will be driven into the seabed by a Menckpiling hammer.

    A working platform will be welded in-situ onto the installed monopile prior to Seacore erecting the metmast tower with Excalibur's onboard Demag crane. Some of the anemometry equipment will be left on the monopile platform for installation by third parties contracted to other consortium members.

    The metmast tower, complete with anemometry, temperature probes and electronic recording and transmitting equipment, will be used by Energi E2, to remotely monitor wind and weather conditions to determine if the site is suitable for a proposed offshore wind power station.

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