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DONG Energy (NASDAQ OMX: DENERG) is one of the leading energy groups in Northern Europe, headquartered in Denmark. Around 6,500 ambitious employees, including over 700 in the UK, are engaged in developing, constructing and operating offshore wind farms; generating power and heat from our power stations; providing energy to residential and business customers on a daily basis; and producing oil and gas. Group revenue was DKK 71bn (EUR 9.5bn) in 2015.
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As part of its strategic sourcing strategy for Hornsea Project One, DONG Energy is placing orders with UK firms, such as Granada, for many components and services for the project (see below). Granada, who design and assemble the cranes, also place importance on local sub-contracts with their main fabricators in Bolton, final motor assembly in Leeds and painting and coating near Liverpool.
Mark Sidwell, director of Granada Material Handling Ltd, said: "We are extremely pleased to have been awarded another prestigious UK wind farm project. Securing this contract has been a real team effort by the Granada Renewable product and service division.
"The Hornsea Project One contract is not only great news for Granada but also for our UK based supply chain. Granada has ambitious plans for this market sector and having supplied over 650 offshore davits is the UK's leading offshore wind farm davit crane supplier".
Each crane weighs approximately 3000kg and has the lifting capacity of one tonne. They will be fixated to the foundation platform next to the turbine tower, to help lift parts and tools from the boats that transport the crew (Crew Transfer Vessels) to the turbines.