100 Rosyth jobs boost as Babcock wins contract for 400MW offshore wind farm

babcockBy DARA BUTTERFIELD

Babcock International has won a contract to build an offshore substation for Eon’s 400MW Rampion offshore wind farm.

The £1.3 billion project is set to support more than 100 jobs during the construction of the 2,500-tonne offshore substation platform topside and jacket at its facility at Rosyth.

Ian Donnelly, Managing Director, Babcock, said: “This is great news for Rosyth and we are delighted to be working with Eon and GIB on this renewable energy project.

“Our capacity and facilities here enable us to deliver and manage this complex programme. However, more importantly is the skill and capability of our teams working here, from design, manufacture and construction through to our support teams; I have every confidence that we will deliver this contract, to the highest safety and quality standards, while meeting our customer’s schedule requirements.”

The wind farm involves more than a hundred V112-3.45MW MHI Vestas turbines and is a joint project between Eon and the Green Investment Bank. Initial work will include ecological mitigation work later this month, prior to construction beginning on the underground cable route from late July.

E.ON has announced plans to share details of the final design and construction plans the project on the 16 June at a ‘drop-in exhibition’ in Lancing.

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