PD&MS Secures Framework Agreement for Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm
Scotland-headquartered PD&MS Group has secured a three-year BoP (the balance of plant) statutory inspection framework agreement to support SSE Renewables on the 1,075 MW Seagreen offshore wind farm.
According to the agreement, The PD&MS work scope includes statutory inspections on Seagreen’s power-generating equipment, embedding PD&MS’ inspection technicians into Seagreen’s team to work across all wind turbine generators and the offshore substation primarily focused on jacket foundations and transition pieces, as well as support inspections at onshore locations.
Thomas Barter, head of renewables business development at PD&MS, said: “As a vastly experienced market-leading energy services organisation but a relatively new entrant into the O&M wind market, winning this three-year SSE Renewables framework agreement on what will be Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm, confirms our highly transferable skills and flexible delivery model is being recognised and is successfully disrupting the marketplace. Our resourcing strategy is a particularly attractive proposition to wind developers as we utilise regionally based local technicians rather than transporting in UK-wide support, resulting in both cost and green efficiencies, feeding into their local content targets. This latest award further positions PD&MS to be a serious contender for winning new BoP statutory inspection work, especially as the ScotWind-related development projects ramp up.”
The agreement, with an option to be extended for a further two years, follows the group’s recently secured three-year operations and maintenance (O&M) contract with Vattenfall to support its European offshore wind portfolio, which includes a previous campaign for SSE Renewables through Montrose Port Authority.
Seagreen wind farm, a joint venture between French multi-energy company TotalEnergies and Scotland-headquartered SSE Renewables, is located off the coast of Angus in the North Sea firth, and once completed, it will become Scotland’s largest, and the world’s deepest fixed-bottom development. With its total installed capacity of 1,575 MW, it is expected to deliver enough green energy to power more than 1.6 million homes.
PD&MS, a multi-discipline contractor, has been delivering mid-value capital projects, O&M, general modifications, upgrade projects, late life asset management and decommissioning services across the energy sector. Currently, it operates in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Azerbaijan.
Simon Rio, PD&MS CEO, said: “Over the past few years we have delivered a range of renewables and carbon reduction projects by leveraging the considerable expertise across our group. Over and above the clear progress we are making in the wind sector, we are developing an impressive track record in a range of clean energy and decarbonisation projects in several end markets. We are also supporting many North Sea operators and supply chain partners to decarbonise their assets and operations. We are very pleased with the progress we are making against our company’s strategic energy transition objectives.”
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