Sembmarine SLP celebrates Hornsea 2 contract win


Sembcorp Marine Ltd (Sembcorp Marine), through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Sembmarine SLP Limited (Sembmarine SLP), has been awarded the Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) contract by Ørsted for the Hornsea 2 Offshore Wind Farm.

The PPM contract involves the maintenance and servicing of the low voltage (LV) and ancillary systems, on both the Offshore Substation (OSS) and Reactive Compensation Station (RCS) with provisions for further service extension.

The award of the PPM contract follows the fabrication of the OSS and RCS in Singapore by Sembcorp Marine Offshore Platforms Pte Ltd (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine) and subsequent completion of the offshore installation, hook-up and commissioning of these platforms on-site at the Hornsea 2 Offshore Wind Farm by Sembmarine SLP at end March 2022.

Mr Peter Russell, Transmission and Maintenance Manager at Ørsted, said: “It is great to have Sembmarine SLP on board as our exclusive service partner for the Hornsea 2 Offshore Wind Farm. They are perfectly placed to undertake the PPM element of the project following their excellent delivery of the hook-up and commissioning under challenging circumstances. We look forward to partnering the Sembmarine SLP team to advance our renewable energy objectives through our Hornsea 2 Offshore Wind Farm operations.”

Mr Colin Yaxley, Managing Director of Sembmarine SLP, said: “We are greatly looking forward to working with Ørsted once again and expanding our experience of servicing offshore wind farms. Our success on the hook-up and commissioning of the Hornsea 2 Offshore Wind Farm platforms fabricated by our sister company, Sembcorp Marine Offshore Platforms in Singapore, has been a large contributing factor to our award for the PPM contract. This exclusive contract will position Sembmarine SLP as Ørsted’s main service provider for Hornsea 2 Offshore Wind Farm’s LV and ancillary systems, enabling enhanced operational efficiency and greater risk mitigation for the developer. I look forward to building on our strong partnership with Ørsted and its partners in the region with the continued delivery of solutions of high quality, safety and service standards.”

Hornsea 2 comprises of 165 wind turbines, and has an overall capacity of 1.3 GW. Each turbine blade is 81m long and the blade tip reaches more than 200m above sea level. One revolution of the turbine blades can power an average UK home for 24 hours. It is owned by Ørsted, AXA IM Alts and Crédit Agricole Assurances.

The wind farm forms part of the Hornsea Zone, an area of the North Sea covering more than 2,000 sq km, which will have a total capacity of in excess of 5 GW. It comprises of the Hornsea 1, 2 and 3 projects, with the first two wind farms now in operation.

In July 2022,
Hornsea 3 was awarded a CfD at an inflation-indexed strike price of €37.35/MWh in 2012 prices. The 2.8 GW project is expected to enter construction in 2023 following Ørsted's Final Investment Decision.