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RES Offshore has successfully completed its first Engineer Procure Construct (EPC) contract for the design and installation of Met Mast for the West of Duddon Sands Offshore Wind Farm. Having been awarded the contract in June 2013, RES has project m…Read More
RES Offshore has successfully completed its first Engineer Procure Construct (EPC) contract for the design and installation of Met Mast for the West of Duddon Sands Offshore Wind Farm. Having been awarded the contract in June 2013, RES has project managed the design, fabrication and installation of the Met Mast within 12 months, completing the project handover in August this year. RES can now report that the mast has been successfully gathering data for the last 3 months for the 389MW DONG Energy and Scottish Power Renewables-owned Irish Sea project.
From the outset, an integrated design approach was taken. RES Offshore used its engineering expertise to develop the foundation design in-house and worked closely with lattice mast subcontractor, Carl C, to produce a bespoke mast. RES Offshore employed the services of GeoSea to install the Met Mast, using jack-up vessel Innovation while RES’ own specialist instrumentation engineers designed and installed the instrumentation and communication systems.
Chris Morgan, CEO of RES Offshore, commented;
“In the successful completion of this contract, we have built on our track record in offshore engineering, project management and instrumentation. We have yet again demonstrated our skills and capacity to deliver offshore construction projects of the highest quality, on time and to budget. We are extremely proud of the innovation, expertise and teamwork which contributed to the safe delivery of this project. Having successfully completed this contract we are now looking to build on this success with the construction and maintenance of further Met Masts in the future.”
“In addition to the quick turnaround from design through to installation, safety statistics show that there were no lost time incidents during the whole project. This is testament to our safety leadership programme and robust health and safety procedures.”
Charlie Jordan, ScottishPower Renewables Project Director, said:
“The partnership with RES Offshore has proved successful for the West of Duddon Sands project. The met mast has been installed and commissioned within budget and programme,with works executed with an excellent health and safety performance. The data, now available via the Met Mast, will be incredibly valuable as a key performance management tool that will effectively support the optimised performance of the wind farm.”
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+44 (0)1865 770381
RES Offshore has won a contract with Moray Offshore Renewables Limited - a joint venture between EDP Renewables and Repsol Nuevas Energias UK - to provide management contractor services for the first project within the Moray Firth round-3 zone, loca…Read More
RES Offshore has won a contract with Moray Offshore Renewables Limited - a joint venture between EDP Renewables and Repsol Nuevas Energias UK - to provide management contractor services for the first project within the Moray Firth round-3 zone, located off the north-east coast of Scotland.
RES Offshore’s expertise will contribute to ongoing Front End Engineering Design (FEED) and procurement processes as the project progresses towards Final Investment Decision, with the experienced team providing specialist engineering and project management services. This expertise is testament to the capability and credibility RES Offshore brings from other projects in UK waters and further afield.
Chris Morgan, CEO of RES Offshore, commented;
“Competition for these contracts is now fierce, so this contract award recognises RES Offshore’s ability to competitively apply its knowledge to meet our customers’ needs. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with Moray Offshore Renewables and to help take this project through to construction. We hope that this is the beginning of a long-term relationship with Moray Offshore Renewables.”
Project Director for Moray Offshore Renewables Ltd, and Managing Director of EDPR UK, Dan Finch said:
“This contract marks another important milestone in the delivery of offshore wind generation in the outer Moray Firth. This project will be a game-changer for the industry by leading commercial-scale deployment in deeper water. The application of RES’ experience to the MORL project will create opportunities for innovation and cost reduction across the whole supply chain, which is critical in an emerging global market for offshore wind.”
RES Offshore is pleased to announce that applications made on behalf of Argyll Tidal Ltd to Marine Scotland and Argyll & Bute Council have recently been approved. The marine license and planning consent allows for the installation of a single, …Read More
RES Offshore is pleased to announce that applications made on behalf of Argyll Tidal Ltd to Marine Scotland and Argyll & Bute Council have recently been approved. The marine license and planning consent allows for the installation of a single, up to 500kW, demonstration tidal device off the Mull of Kintyre, a project which would have the ability to provide up to 400 homes with electricity.
The device has been developed by Strathclyde University spin-out company Nautricity Ltd and is known as CoRMaT (Contra Rotating Marine Turbine). The moored tidal system is currently being tested at the European Marine Energy Centre’s (EMEC’s) tidal site in Shapinsay Sound, Orkney.
Dougie Watson, RES Offshore’s Marine Project Development Manager said, “We were delighted to be awarded the contract to manage the site development on behalf of Argyll Tidal Ltd. Drawing on our extensive experience in the field we were able to obtain offshore and onshore consents and look forward to seeing CoRMaT achieve first power in 2015.”
As part of this process RES Offshore managed the EIA process; undertook wave climate and tidal resource modelling; scoped and managed offshore survey work; provided engineering, technical, electrical and grid support; undertook landowner discussions and also provided civil engineering design support for the onshore elements of the project.
RES Offshore has signed an Operations and Maintenance (O&M) services contract with the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult for the met mast installed approximately 3 nautical miles off Blyth and close to the location of the proposed nearest shore…Read More
RES Offshore has signed an Operations and Maintenance (O&M) services contract with the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult for the met mast installed approximately 3 nautical miles off Blyth and close to the location of the proposed nearest shore array of the Blyth Offshore Wind Demonstration Project.
RES will be delivering scheduled maintenance, unscheduled maintenance and 24/7 remote operations for the structures, equipment and instrumentation systems including all work on the masts together with project management, data management and procurement of vessels and subcontractors.
This contract follows previous work carried out by RES Offshore as Owner’s Engineer for offshore testing and snagging activities during mast construction.
RES has been selected based on its experience and expertise gained from providing O&M services to SMart Wind's Hornsea met mast, Forewind’s Dogger Bank met masts and extensive repair and maintenance campaigns carried out to two further UK offshore met masts. This experience enables RES Offshore to ensure that O&M operations at Blyth are carried out safely and to the highest standards, helping to maximise the availability and quality of data collected from the mast.
Chris Morgan, CEO of RES Offshore, said:
"The collection of high quality data will be crucial to the success of the Blyth Offshore Wind Demonstration Project and RES is delighted to be entrusted with this important and challenging task. We look forward to working with the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult on this project and to supporting them as they expand the opportunities for future R&D projects at the met mast location."
Tony Quinn, Operations Director, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, said: “Ensuring that we have a well maintained anemometry platform is a primary concern; it enables us to provide our clients with an efficient floating lidar validation service as well as vital wind resource and environmental data.
"During the tender process, RES clearly demonstrated comprehensive past experience and an ability to meet rigorous and demanding project requirements. I am looking forward to working with them closely over the coming months."
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RES Offshore, providers of end-to-end development, engineering, construction and O&M support for wave and tidal projects, is pleased to announce the appointment of well known industry figure, Dr Douglas Watson, to the post of Project Development…Read More
RES Offshore, providers of end-to-end development, engineering, construction and O&M support for wave and tidal projects, is pleased to announce the appointment of well known industry figure, Dr Douglas Watson, to the post of Project Development Manager for Wave and Tidal.
Ray Hunter, Marine Energies Manager said:
“We are delighted to have Dougie on board. His unparalleled environmental and consenting experience, and his standing the industry will be central to the marine ambitions of both RES Offshore, its partners and clients.”
Dr Douglas Watson said:
“With the UK set to deliver 120MW of wave and tidal by 2020, and with international markets starting to open up, I am very much looking forward to adding my skills to RES Offshore’s accomplished marine team and to help grow the business.”