Published: 25 May 2009 25 May 2009
Metoc is to monitor and report on the installation of wind farm infrastructure for Airtricity which is developing the GBP 1.3 billion Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm off the East coast of the UK in a joint venture with RWE npower renewables.
Greater Gabbard is the world's largest offshore wind farm in
construction and involves the installation of 140 Siemens 3.6MW wind
turbines and associated cabling by eight installation vessels. On each
of the vessels, Metoc will provide the Client Representation on behalf
of Airtricity, monitoring and reporting to ensure the project
requirements are fulfilled. Onshore work on the construction of the
wind farm is now under way, and offshore work is on track to begin in
June 2009. Greater Gabbard is expected to be fully operational in the
first quarter of 2011.