3Sun gets Humber Gateway job

MHI Vestas Offshore has brought in instrument and controls specialist 3Sun to put the finishing touches to 73 V112-3.0MW turbines being installed at E.ON's £700m ($1.16bn) Humber Gateway wind farm off the UK.

The 14-week assignment, being run through subsidiary Dawson Energy, will involve carrying out electrical and mechanical completion on the machines, part of Japanese-Danish joint venture MHI Vestas' first project in British waters since the forging of its tie-up earlier this year.

“We look forward to a smooth mechanical and electrical completion of the installed turbines for the Humber Gateway project,” said MHI Vestas chief executive Jens Tommerup.

3Sun renewables director Andrew Elmes added: "It is hoped that this project will help us forge an excellent relationship with MHI Vestas."

Successful installation of the maiden turbine at the 219MW Humber Gateway development was completed on 29 July, ahead of the schedule, with the project due to be wrapped up next spring.

3Sun, which has installed over 160 Vestas turbines for onshore wind farms, has never worked with the OEM on an offshore project.

The contractor has the job of erecting the prototype model of the 7MW Mitsubishi Sea Angel offshore turbine at the SSE test site in Hunterston, Scotland this autumn.