The Barges UR 96 and UR 97 participating in renewable energy project
UR 96 and UR 97 are currently operating on a long-term contract to A2SEA, owned by DONG and Siemens, transporting wind turbines from the construction yard in Esbjerg, Denmark to Great Yarmouth, located on the east coast of England. A2SEA has a contract with Statoil for the delivery and installation of 88 wind turbines to be installed at the Sharingham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm. When in place, the Wind Farm will produce electricity direct to the national grid generating enough energy to power 220 000 British households and save an estimated half a million tonnes of CO2 a year. The barges carry six units per transport, including blades, turbines and a tower.