SeaRoc Group has successfully completed the first maintenance visit to Forewind’s Dogger Bank meteorological (met) masts in the North Sea at the beginning of June.
The East (DB-MME) and West (DB-MMW) masts have been installed for 15 and 8 months respectively and scheduled structural inspection, instrumentation and cleaning tasks were undertaken. The met masts are collecting valuable wind, wave, atmospheric and marine traffic data for the proposed wind farms on Dogger Bank. The data will be used to help assess the technical options and economic viability of the projects in the zone. The work was completed on time and to budget using the vessel ‘DP Galyna’ which has an Ampelmann access system permanently fitted providing a ‘walk to work’ gangway for maintenance personnel.