Red7Marine Completes Beatrice Mission

Red7Marine has recently completed a contract working on the Beatrice offshore wind farm project in the Outer Moray Firth, Scotland.

Contracted by Stockon Drilling, Red7Marine started working on the project in March 2017, installing cable ducts at a site location to the west of Buckie.

Red7Marine supplied the Haven Seariser 1 jack-up barge with a qualified bargemaster to assist the removal and transport of the tunnel boring equipment.

Nick Offord, Managing Director at Red7Marine, said: “The Haven Seariser 1 was chosen for the project at Buckie because of its ability to work in shallow water depths and its maximum deck load of 250 tonnes. It also has the capacity to be elevated in adverse weather conditions allowing us to provide a safe and stable platform for heavy marine lifts.”

The company’s in-house engineering team also supported the project by providing detailed jack-up barge leg penetration analysis, floating stability calculations, sea-fastening designs, deck plans and provided the technical support across the marine side of the project.

”The successful recovery of the TBM in a highly variable marine environment was a crucial element of work as part of the landfall project for Beatrice. This was successfully achieved with our partnership with RED7Marine, supplying their jack-up – Haven Seariser – and providing invaluable marine expertise,” said Fiona O’Connell, Managing Director at Stockton Drilling.

The 588MW Beatrice offshore wind farm will comprise 84 Siemens 7MW turbines and is scheduled for commissioning in 2019.