WOOD GROUP (JOHN) PLC: Wood Group awarded contract for UK offshore wind farm
30 October 2012
Wood Group Awarded Multi-Million Pound Contract for Major UK Offshore Wind Farm
Wood Group has been awarded a £17 million management contract to fabricate,
install, commission, operate and maintain two weather monitoring stations in
one of the UK's largest offshore wind farm developments off the Norfolk and
Suffolk coast. The project will be delivered by the Wood Group Kenny business
unit, including leading renewable energy consultancy SgurrEnergy. The masts
will collect vital wind data that will be used to design the wind farm and
estimate the long term energy production of the site.
SgurrEnergy will manage the supply, installation and commissioning of the full
instrumentation, power and ancillary top side monitoring equipment using Carl C
lattice tower met masts. Fabrication and offshore installation management of
the monopile structure to support the equipment platform and tower met mast
will be undertaken by Wood Group Kenny, applying its extensive offshore
Fabrication of the meteorological (met) masts will start in November 2012 and
installation in the East Anglia Offshore Wind Zone is planned for summer 2013.
As part of the operation and maintenance contract Wood Group Kenny has already
recruited four employees to fill key positions within the project.
The Wood Group companies involved have a long track record of delivering
renewable energy projects on a global basis and provide expertise at all stages
of the project life cycle, ensuring successful delivery of fully integrated
ScottishPower Renewables and Vattenfall, the joint developers of the East
Anglia Offshore Wind zone, have said that the offshore weather monitoring
stations will provide essential data for an area bigger than Norfolk and inform
key technical and engineering decisions for the wind farm. Steve Wayman, CEO of
Wood Group Kenny said "We are pleased to secure this important project for East
Anglia Offshore Wind, bringing the skills we have developed over 30 years
working offshore to the fast developing offshore wind industry. This project
win highlights the combined capability of Wood Group Kenny companies involved
in this key project."
Robbie Gibson, SgurrEnergy's measurement team leader added "SgurrEnergy is
looking forward to working with East Anglia Offshore Wind on the largest ever
offshore met mast project installed in UK waters. Supplying and installing top
side equipment and providing O&M services to East Anglia Offshore Wind will
utilise the offshore and measurement expertise that SgurrEnergy has developed
over its 10 years in renewables. Working together with Wood Group Kenny is key
in the delivery of this offshore met mast project, and the project further
strengthens this important future linkage."
East Anglia Offshore Wind is a 50-50 joint venture between Scottish Power
Renewables and Vattenfall. The project has the potential to deliver 7,200
megawatts of installed capacity, which is capable of generating sufficient
clean green energy to power five million homes.
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Notes to editors:
Wood Group is an international energy services company with $6bn sales,
employing more than 41,000 people worldwide and operating in 50 countries. The
Group has three businesses - Engineering, Wood Group PSN and Wood Group GTS -
providing a range of engineering, production support, maintenance management
and industrial gas turbine overhaul and repair services to the oil & gas, and
power generation industries worldwide. www.woodgroup.com
Wood Group Kenny is the world's largest independent specialist subsea, pipeline
and riser engineering and management contractor employing more than 2500 people
worldwide, part of international energy services company, Wood Group.
SgurrEnergy was founded 10 years ago by technical director Ian Irvine and
implementation director Steve McDonald with the aim of building the world's
largest renewable energy consultancy. Headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland,
SgurrEnergy has international offices in China (Beijing), Canada (Vancouver),
India (Pune), France (Paris), Ireland (Wexford) and the US (Portland).
SgurrEnergy is a subsidiary business of Wood Group. www.sgurrenergy.com
For further information contact:
Carolyn Smith, Corporate Communications - Eastern Hemisphere, Wood Group
Tel: +44 (0) 1224 851099, email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.woodgroup.com
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