Partrac Ltd has been contracted to carry out metocean support services for the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm.
The company will manage the supply, deployment, maintenance and delivery of metocean monitoring buoys over the duration of the construction phase of the wind farm.
Partrac selected three Triaxys wave buoys equipped to measure currents to meet the data provision requirements. Real-time wave, current profile and sea surface temperature data is being delivered to a secure operational website. The data is used daily by the Rampion team to inform safety critical operations, such as heavy lifts, vessel to vessel transfers and operational planning on the Rampion construction site, Partrac explained.
Sam Athey, Director at Partrac, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the metocean support contract for Rampion and look forward to supporting the ongoing needs of this large offshore windfarm development; this extends and builds upon numerous baseline metocean surveys we have undertaken for offshore wind developments.”
The Rampion Offshore Wind project is being developed by E.ON, the UK Green Investment Bank, and Canadian energy company Enbridge 13km off the Sussex coast.