RES Continues O&M for ORE Catapult’s Blyth Met Mast

RES has signed an operations and maintenance (O&M) contract for Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult’s offshore met mast situated approximately three nautical miles off Blyth.

RES will be delivering scheduled and unscheduled maintenance plus 24/7 remote operations for the structures, equipment and instrumentation systems. This will include all work on the mast together with project management, data management and provision of offshore logistics.

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The company will also support the installation and maintenance activities relevant to research and development projects developed by ORE Catapult and tested on the structures of the met mast.

Filippo Di Salle, General Manager AO&M for RES Support Services, said: “By winning a competitive tender process we have demonstrated to our client that our experience and expertise in providing O&M services to the wider offshore wind industry matched with excellent health & safety track record and good value for money is very difficult to beat.”

This contract follows a previous three year contract term where RES provided the support services to ORE Catapult to operate and maintain the Anemometer Hub.

Graham Campbell, Head of Projects & Assets at ORE Catapult, said:“We look forward to continuing our relationship with RES going forward, ensuring that the operations and maintenance activities carried out at our met mast are of a consistently high standard.”