UK: RES Offshore Signs O&M Contract for Met Masts in Dogger Bank Round 3 Zone
RES Offshore has recently signed an Operations and Maintenance (O&M) services contract with Forewind for two met masts in the Dogger Bank Round 3 zone.
These met masts are the furthest offshore of any in the UK and RES will be delivering scheduled and unscheduled maintenance for the structures and instrumentation systems including all work on the masts together with project management and procurement of vessels and subcontractors.
This contract follows previous work that RES Offshore completed as Client’s Representative during onshore testing and installation.
Applying the extensive experience and expertise gained from providing O&M services to Smart Wind’s Hornsea met mast, RES Offshore will apply similar techniques and methods to ensure O&M operations are carried out safely and maximise the availability of the mast.
Chris Holden, O&M Manager at RES Offshore, said:
“The collection of high quality wind and metocean data will be crucial to the success of the Forewind projects and RES is delighted to be entrusted with this important and challenging task.”
Chris Morgan, CEO of RES Offshore, said:
“RES has developed its in-house expertise in instrumentation over three decades in the wind business, including more than 10 years in the offshore sector, and we have the experience and capability to work safely and expertly on the offshore wind industry’s most remote measurement masts.”
Simon Franey, Head of Operations at Forewind, said:
“The decision to appoint RES to supply the operations and maintenance services for the consortium’s meteorological mast represents a milestone for the organisation in its aim to acquire quality and consistent wind data from the Dogger Bank Zone. Forewind was drawn to RES because of its extensive offshore wind experience and knowledge, and due to its ability to execute operations safely and with good competence.”
Press release, August 8, 2013; Image: Forewind