On 1 January 2016, SeaRoc Group, experts in offshore renewable energy since 2002, moved into its fourth operational year on EDF Energy Renewables’ (EDF ER) Teesside offshore wind farm.
SeaRoc was appointed to the role of principal contractor in December 2012, replacing the residing principal contractor, and adopting full responsibility for the site at 00:01am on 1st January 2013.
The scope of work consisted of construction management for the installation of 27MW x 2.3MW Siemens wind turbines and towers, completion of foundation works, cable termination, transition piece energisation, vessel management, installation of scour protection, array commissioning and interface management with the onshore works.
At its peak, SeaRoc employed a team of 40 people on the project, which was handed over to the EDF ER operations and maintenance (O&M) team on 4 October 2013. Since then SeaRoc has continued to provide support to EDF ER through the provision of the Marine Coordination system for the O&M phase (which operates using SeaRoc’s SeaPlanner software) and also marine coordinators, rigging services, HSE advice and GIS services. SeaRoc and EDF ER have recently signed a contract to extend these services into 2016.
SeaRoc Group head of operations Nick Murphy commented: "Our work on Teesside offshore wind farm has been a great achievement for SeaRoc. We are not aware of any other company our size which has successfully delivered the principal contractor role for an offshore wind farm and we are delighted to be taking our work on the project into its fourth continuous year.
"From signing the initial contract back on Christmas Eve 2012 and taking over control at midnight on the 31st, we were able to set up a functioning marine coordination system overnight using SeaPlanner. We are proud to have been operating that system continuously now for over three years."
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