PD&MS to provide statutory inspection for Seagreen offshore wind project
The Seagreen offshore wind park in Scottish waters. Image by: SSE Renewables.
Aberdeen-based energy services company PD&MS Group has won a balance of plant (BoP) statutory inspection framework agreement from SSE Renewables for the 1,075-MW Seagreen offshore wind farm in Scotland.
The three-year framework agreement can be extended for another two years, PD&MS said on Tuesday. Under it, the firm will conduct topside statutory inspections on Seagreen’s power generating equipment which connects to the grid. PD&MS’ inspection technicians will also be embedded into Seagreen’s team to work across all wind turbine generators and the offshore substation mainly focused on jacket foundations and transition pieces. PD&MS will further support inspections at onshore sites like Tealing power station and Montrose operations and maintenance (O&M) base.
Located off the coast of Angus, the Seagreen wind project is a joint venture between TotalEnergies (EPA:TTE) and SSE Renewables. It will be Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm when completed. The scheme achieved first power in August.
Thomas Barter, head of renewables business development at PD&MS, commented that as an experienced energy services business but a relatively new entrant into the O&M wind market, the award points to recognition of its transferable skills and flexible delivery model. The use of regionally based local technicians also boosts the company’s offering.
“This latest award further positions PD&MS to be a serious contender for winning new BoP statutory inspection work, especially as the ScotWind related development projects ramp up,” the executive added.