Intertek Energy & Water consultancy services (formerly Metoc), the quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, is providing marine advisory services for offshore surveys and export cable installation to Réseau de Transporte d’Electricité (RTE) for two French offshore wind projects. RTE is the French electricity transmission services operator and an independent subsidiary of the French utility company, EDF.
France is now entering the installation phase of the Government Tender 1 offshore wind projects, the first stage of their offshore wind program. The developers have recognized a clear need for advice from experts within the marine consultancy sector to help reduce risk through the development and in the supply chain.
Intertek is providing marine consultancy for ongoing risk management, drafting specifications for the procurement of geotechnical and geophysical works, supporting RTE for contract works, and providing procurement support for the cable installation and protection phase of the developments.
The agreement, which includes the 480MW St Nazaire and the 500MW St Brieuc offshore wind farm projects, will enable RTE to ensure that its connections to the French grid are completed to the highest standards, helping reduce project risk and mitigating against any unforeseen delay.
To date, Intertek has worked on over 30 offshore wind energy projects in the UK and 5 in Germany.
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