SgurrEnergy has been awarded a three-year construction monitoring contract for the 588MW Beatrice offshore wind farm.
The construction monitoring appointment follows a one-year role as lenders’ technical advisor for Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm Limited and participating lenders, in which SgurrEnergy supported the project to financial close.
SgurrEnergy will also be providing operational support for the first five years of project operation.
The scope will include regular monitoring of construction and installation, checking progress and confirming consistency with the final design, reviewing permits and environmental requirements and undertaking site visits including factory and construction site visits.
SgurrEnergy will undertake risk management monitoring and continually review the project’s risk profile in accordance with the construction budget.
Fiona Shaw, senior renewable energy consultant at SgurrEnergy, said: “Involvement in what will be the first commercially operating offshore wind farm in Scottish waters has been an extremely rewarding experience. We are proud to have supported the project and look forward to our continuing involvement through the construction phase and into operations, ensuring that the lenders’ interests continue to be met.”
Beatrice offshore wind farm, located approximately 14km from the Scottish Caithness coastline, will consist of 84 Siemens SWT-7.0-154 wind turbines. The project is expected to be commissioned in 2019.
Source: Test from Offshore Wind News