‘Sea-cats’ spring into action in supply contract for Moray Firth offshore wind-farm build

Seacat's twin-hulled Intrepid
Seacat’s twin-hulled Intrepid

Seacat Services has won a contract to supply two of its 80-foot long catamarans to support construction of a new offshore wind-turbine farm being built in the Moray Firth.

Joint venture developer Beatrice Ltd – which is mostly owned by a Perth-based utility company and China’s Red Rock Power Ltd – has hired the offshore energy support vessels Intrepid and Courageous on a two-year contract.

The project will receive additional onshore support from the new operations and maintenance hub at the Port of Wick, currently undergoing construction.

Ian Baylis, Managing Director, Seacat Services, commented: “With considerable planned investment and opportunities in the Scottish offshore wind sector, the industry is seeking to maximise the benefit of lessons learnt and transferrable knowledge accrued in the wider UK and European markets.

“As the first deep-water utility-scale projects start to be brought online in challenging waters off the Scottish coast, assembling an experienced project team is a key focus for asset developers and owners”.

When completed, the wind farm will generate 588MW of electricity.

20 Sept 2017

 

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