Statoil UK has selected Survitec as the preferred safety partner for the Hywind Scotland floating wind farm project off Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
The safety solutions provider will lease lifejackets and immersion suits to Statoil UK to kit out offshore workers on the world’s first commercial floating wind farm.
Workers at the Hywind site will don the 1000 Series Windfarm Suit which was designed specifically for the offshore wind energy industry and offers multiple wearer options to support marine or aviation transportation. It also affords exceptional in-water performance and survivability as well as flame-retardant material providing optimum protection against fire, Survitec said.
The 30MW Hywind Scotland comprises five Siemens 6MW turbines which have now been installed off the Aberdeenshire coast.
The floating turbine units are mounted on SPAR-type foundations and attached to the seabed by three mooring lines.
The EUR 200 million Hywind Scotland project is owned by Statoil (75%) and Masdar (25%). The first electricity from the floating wind farm is expected to be produced in October.