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Another UK firm in multi-million deal thanks to DONG's Hornsea Project One

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Rochdale-based Granada Material Handling is the latest UK firm to sign a contract with DONG Energy for the world's biggest windfarm, Hornsea Project One.

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With a capacity of over one gigawatt (GW), Hornsea Project One will be capable of supplying well over one million homes when it is built, 120km off the Yorkshire Coast.

Each of the 7MW turbines will require a davit crane and Granada will assemble and test all 174 at their facility in Rochdale, near Manchester.

Duncan Clark, Hornsea Project One Director, said: "We're delighted to award another UK firm a contract to supply Hornsea Project One. It's such a huge project and so really great to see contracts of all sizes benefitting UK firms.

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.

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.

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.

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