Elevated Systems Technology Flooring Barrow OWF
DONG Energy has signed a contract with Barrow-based supplier Elevated Systems Technology (EST) Ltd for new flooring in the offshore substation and the 30 turbines that make up the Barrow offshore wind farm.
Work is underway and due to be completed by the beginning of October 2015.
The replacement flooring is being supplied by Firbergrate Composite Structure Ltd, based in Stockton on Tees, while the vessel being used to transport both men and materials are based in Barrow-in-Furness, ensuring 100% UK content, DONG Energy highlighted.
David Ducie, Head of Operations at Barrow, said: “DONG Energy is committed to investing in the UK and we always try to source materials from UK based companies whenever we can. It is especially pleasing to find a company that has the expertise to carry out this work right here on our doorstep.”
Barrow offshore wind farm, which has its operational and maintenance base on Barrow Island, comprises 30 turbines with a combined total capacity of 90 megawatts, producing enough power for over 60,000 homes. It has been operational since 2006.