VolkerTrenchless Solutions are winners for a second year running at the UKSTT (United Kingdom Society for no dig Trenchless Technology) Awards, this time for New Installation – Energy & Communications Sector – for the East Anglia One offshore windfarm project.
Presented at the annual awards ceremony and dinner in Bristol earlier this month, the award celebrates the key role VTS played in successfully installing new ducts using trenchless techniques.
East Anglia One is a £2.5bn offshore windfarm, developed by Scottish Power Renewables, off the coast of Suffolk. The complex project consists of 102 wind turbines, generating a total of 715 megawatts.
To bring power ashore, cables which were laid under the seabed, made landfall just north of the port of Felixstowe. From here, these cables travelled 37km under roads, estuaries, rivers and protected ancient woodlands to a new onshore substation.
James Worth, general manager of VolkerTrenchless Solutions, and Horizontal Directional Drilling specialist, Scott Stone, were present to receive the New Installation Award for East Anglia One.
Commenting, James Worth, said: “We are delighted that VolkerTrenchless Solutions has won the New Installation – Energy & Communications sector award. Powering over 500,000 homes across East Anglia with clean, renewable energy, which included the installation of 148 horizontally directionally drilled ducts across 21 different locations was a significant achievement. This acknowledgement from UKSTT is a true testament to the fantastic work achieved during this complex and challenging project.”
In 2018, VolkerTrenchless Solutions won the UKSTT Award for Innovation for the Mongstad horizontal directional drilling (HDD) landfall project in Norway.