PD Ports has been appointed to run the main construction logistics hub at the Port of Hartlepool for the Teesside offshore wind farm project, being developed by EDF Energy Renewables.
Over the next seven months more than 100 people will be working on project, which will deliver 27 wind turbines and produce enough green energy to power 40,000 north east households.
PD Ports will also supply logistics support services to assist the loading of components onto vessels which are then taken out to site, some 1.5km off the shore of Redcar on the north east coast.
The land bank and deep water at the Port provide dedicated assembly areas for wind turbines with direct access to the North Sea.
Tim Bland, ERF’s project manager for Teesside Offshore Wind farm, said: “This is an exciting but very demanding project and we are working closely with PD Ports to ensure that the work proceeds according to plan. An offshore wind farm requires much closer integration of design, construction and materials supply activities than an onshore wind farm because of the additional challenges of operating at sea and the vagaries of the weather.
“The supply base established at Hartlepool is therefore central to our construction programme.”