SgurrEnergy wins Inch Cape-related met mast O&M job
Inch Cape offshore met mast. Source: SgurrEnergy Ltd.
Scotland-based renewables consultancy SgurrEnergy Ltd has been contracted to operate and maintain the met mast of the 784-MW Inch Cape wind project off the coast of Angus, Scotland.
The Wood Group business was appointed by met mast supplier Drace Infrastructures UK Ltd on behalf of Inch Cape Offshore Ltd (ICOL). The offshore met mast was installed in 2014 to gather accurate wind resource, velocity, directional and oceanographic data for the consented wind project.
The 16-month deal covers offshore inspection and maintenance, recertification, project management, weather forecasting, data recovery and detailed reporting through the SgurrDataPortal, SgurrEnergy said in a press release last week. Furthermore, it includes the provision and installation of calibrated instrumentation and spares, as well as onshore monitoring and coordination.
Inch Cape was one of the four Scottish offshore wind projects, totalling 2.3 GW of capacity, that saw their development consents challenged in court last year by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) Scotland. Last month, the Court of Session concluded that there were flaws in the approval process of all the schemes.