Windhoist Check Out At Beatrice With Perfect Scorecard
Windhoist Limited is delighted to announce that 12 months of tower construction activities on the 588MW £2.6bn Beatrice offshore wind farm concluded in April with the company delivering all 84 towers on time, with no safety incidents and with zero quality defects.
Windhoist’s debut contract in the offshore wind sector, involving electrical and mechanical pre-construction for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) in Nigg Energy Park, saw activities commence in April 2018 with the 12 month contract sustaining over 40 FTEs. The company is delighted to report that all towers were delivered to the customer on schedule and with a zero defect and zero incident track record across the full construction project.
Hugh McNally, Managing Director of Windhoist, said:
“Delivering our first commercial scale offshore wind project with zero quality defects is a fantastic achievement and is testament to the hard work and diligence of everyone within the Windhoist team. It is well documented the challenges that local companies have in securing offshore wind contracts within the CAPEX phase of offshore wind and we have proved that it is possible for Scottish companies to win and succeed in this phase of the project lifecycle and we hope that this stands us in good stead for securing further contracts within this exciting sector.”
Colin Brown, Senior Project Manager at SGRE, said:
“The work carried out by the Windhoist team was of the highest quality, with a collaborative approach to working closely with the SGRE team taken from day one. The zero incident safety record and zero snag quality scorecard is a great achievement by the team and we would welcome them back again to work on any of our future projects.”
Windhoist is looking to carry this level of performance onto the Hornsea project currently being constructed in Hull. Hornsea is the world’s largest offshore wind farm and Windhoist have already completed around 50% of the 174 towers with zero snags recorded to date.
Ryan Burke, Windhoist’s Project Manager on Beatrice and Hornsea, commented:
“We have had to adapt our onshore wind capabilities to succeed in the offshore wind sector and we are delighted that we have made this transition seamlessly. We are very pleased to be working with and learning from a true global multinational such as SGRE and we look forward to strengthening this relationship going forward and further expanding our global footprint within this market”.
With over 350 technicians employed, the Windhoist Group has operating bases in UK, Ireland, Australia, Germany, South Africa and Morocco. The company has successfully deployed its wind technical resources in over 20 countries globally and maintains one of the most comprehensive heavy lift fleets available on the market.