Certex UK has won a framework agreement to supply statutory inspection and maintenance of Balance of Plant (BoP) equipment at the 114-turbine, 1,075MW Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm, located off the coast of Angus in the North Sea firth.
The framework, won via tender, is for three years, plus a two-year extension. Here, BoP covers detailed infrastructure design and supply of all parts of the wind farm (except turbines), including towers, foundations, buildings, electrical systems between turbines, and the onshore demarcation point between the wind farm and the grid. Certex UK’s work will primarily relate to the transition jackets in addition to personal protective equipment (PPE), including fall arrest systems; davit cranes; anchor points; and ladders. Certex UK will commit a two-person team, working in rotation via a service operation vessel (SOV) covering offshore scopes all year round. The company will leverage resources from its own Montrose facility.