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WSP wins civils contracts for three wind farms

WSP has been awarded contracts to provide civil design support to Danish firm DONG Energy on three UK wind farms.

The work involves the provision of engineering services for all aspects of the civil design of the new onshore substations for the schemes: Walney Extension (north west), Burbo Bank Extension (north Wales), and Race Bank Wind Farm (East Anglia).

Detailed design on the projects is now underway and it is anticipated construction on the first of the projects will begin in the next six months.

Jon Johnson, senior technical director at WSP said: “Working closely with DONG Energy design engineers on a number of substation enables WSP to optimise and continuously improve the substation designs, assisting DONG Energy in driving down the outturn costs of the substations. Once complete the projects will make a substantial contribution to the renewable energy available to power the UK.”

Benj Sykes, DONG Energy UK’s Country Manager commented: “We’re pleased to award these important contracts to WSP in support of three of the offshore wind farm projects in our pipeline.

“DONG Energy is committed to the UK where we have already invested around £5bn and we are determined to provide new opportunities for the UK supply chain to get involved. ”

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