Wood Group won a £17 million management contract to fabricate, install, commission, operate and maintain two weather monitoring stations in one of the UK's largest offshore wind farm developments off the Norfolk and Suffolk coast. The Wood Group Kenny business unit and renewable energy consultancy SgurrEnergy will deliver the project. The masts will collect wind data that will be used to design the wind farm and estimate the long-term energy production of the site.
SgurrEnergy will manage the supply, installation and commissioning of the full instrumentation, power and ancillary top side monitoring equipment using Carl C lattice tower met masts. Wood Group Kenny will handle fabrication and offshore installation management of the monopile structure to support the equipment platform and tower met mast.
Fabrication of the masts began in November, with installation in the East Anglia Offshore Wind Zone planned for summer 2013. ScottishPower and Vattenfall are the 50:50 joint developers of this project, which has the potential to deliver 7200MW of installed capacity.