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Peterson creates 20 new jobs in north-east to support shared access contract for two major offshore wind farms

9th November 2022 in Construction, Project news, Supply Chain

International energy logistics provider Peterson has been awarded a contract to provide facilities management for shared access to the onshore converter stations for two major offshore wind farms, with the creation of 20 local jobs.

The three-year contract will see Peterson support with the grounds (summer and winter) maintenance, drainage and site security for the shared access areas of a 20-acre converter station construction site adjacent to Wilton International in Teesside on behalf of Dogger Bank C and Sofia offshore wind projects.

Sofia Offshore Wind Farm is 100% owned by RWE and Dogger Bank C, the third phase in the wider Dogger Bank Wind Farm, is owned by SSE Renewables (40%), Equinor (40%) and  Vårgrønn (20%). The projects are cooperating closely due to their proximity, including joint contracts for civil engineering and facilities management.

Sandra Hawkins, General Manager for England at Peterson, said:

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to apply our expertise as part of the development of these world-leading wind farms which will deliver significant, long-term benefit to the local area in the years ahead.”

Jason Hendry, Managing Director for England and Renewables Strategy at Peterson, said:

“This contract builds on our existing service offering to the offshore wind sector and aligns with our wider strategy to provide integrated solutions to our customers. 

“We look forward to working with  all involved to deliver more sustainable energy solutions to households in the UK.”

The contract marks an exciting time for Peterson who are on track to reach carbon neutral status across their global operations by the end of this year.

Supply Chain Manager for Dogger Bank Wind Farm, Robin Banning, said:

“On behalf of Dogger Bank C and Sofia we welcome Peterson’s expertise to our team, bringing local knowledge and capability to the shared site of both project’s converter stations as they continue to take shape.

“This contract will provide around 20 new UK jobs in our supply chain, and will present new opportunities for employment in the north-east of England where a number of our onshore assets will be located, along with our offshore construction hub at Able Seaton .”