Work continues on Sheringham Shoal windfarm

A new vessel will be visible off the North Norfolk coast over the coming weeks as further work continues on the installation of the foundations for the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm.

The 'Oleg Strashnov' is a state-of-the-art crane vessel designed for heavy lifting operations, and its key features include a 5000-mt fully revolving crane combined with a high sailing speed of 14 knots.

The operator of the 'Oleg Strashnov' is Seaway Heavy Lifting Contracting, the company which has been awarded the contract by Scira Offshore Energy Limited for the installation of the Sheringham Shoal's two offshore substations and its remaining foundations.

The Oleg Strashnov, one of the company's newest vessels, is now in the Sheringham Shoal field undertaking foundation installation. Currently 19 of the 90 foundations have been installed.

Installation of the turbines themselves is scheduled to start in June.