Glasgow-based Partrac wins met-ocean contract for Rampion offshore wind farm

A Triaxys wave buoy at Rampion wind farm. (Photograph by Peter Wilson)
A Triaxys wave buoy at Rampion wind farm. (Photograph by Peter Wilson)

Glasgow-based Partrac has been awarded the met-ocean support services contract for the Rampion offshore wind farm.

It will manage the supply, deployment, maintenance and delivery of met-ocean monitoring buoys over the duration of the construction phase of the wind farm.

The Rampion project is being developed by E.ON, the Green Investment Bank and Canadian energy company Enbridge about 10 miles off the Sussex coast.

Partrac is a marine data acquisition company specialising in metocean, hydrographic and geosciences data collection in support of offshore renewables, oil and gas industry, dredging, ports and marine construction projects in Europe and world-wide.

Partrac has selected three Triaxys wave buoys equipped to measure currents to meet the requirement for reliable, robust data provision. Real-time wave, current profile and sea surface temperature data is being delivered to a secure operational website.

The data is used daily by the Rampion team to inform safety critical operations, such as heavy lifts, vessel to vessel transfers and operational planning on the Rampion construction site.

Sam Athey, Partrac Director, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the metocean support contract for Rampion and look forward to supporting the ongoing needs of this large offshore wind farm development; this extends and builds upon numerous baseline metocean surveys we have undertaken for offshore wind developments”.

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