Renewable energy consultancy, SgurrEnergy, has secured an operations and maintenance contract for the Inch Cape Offshore Met Mast off the coast of Angus, Scotland. The offshore met mast was installed in 2014, and gathers accurate wind resource, velocity, and directional data and oceanographic data for development of the 784-MW Inch Cape Offshore Wind Farm.
SgurrEnergy, a Wood Group business, was appointed by met mast supplier Drace Infrastructures UK Limited on behalf of Inch Cape Offshore Limited (ICOL). The scope of the 16-month contract includes: offshore inspection and maintenance, recertification, project management, weather forecasting, data recovery, and detailed reporting through SgurrDataPortal.
In addition, the role includes the provision and installation of calibrated instrumentation and spares, as well as onshore monitoring and coordination from SgurrEnergy’s 24/7 control centre in Glasgow. The SgurrEnergy 24/7 control centre will track the movement of vessel and personnel offshore.
“We are pleased to welcome SgurrEnergy to our O&M team on this innovative offshore met mast project,” said Hugh Morgan, Asset Manager at Inch Cape Offshore Limited. “Continued application of best practice O&M management of this asset is essential in order to continue to provide valuable data and in doing so, to significantly increase the confidence and certainty of the Inch Cape Offshore Wind Farm’s wind resource.”
The wind project is expected to bring benefits through a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, energy supply, and security, and economic benefits from job creation and infrastructure development through the project life.
Robbie Gibson, Director of Asset Management at SgurrEnergy, added: “Being awarded this contract further strengthens SgurrEnergy’s position as a leading turnkey offshore O&M service provider, adding to our five-strong portfolio of offshore met mast O&M contracts.”
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