May 2011 - UK Marine and engineering company SeaRoc, part of the Natural Power group, has recently been appointed as Construction Design and Management (CDM) coordinator for wind farm developer Mainstream Renewable Power on the Neart na Gaoithe offshore site. The development is located 15km off Scotland's Fife coast and covers an area of approximately 105 square km. It is set to boast between 75 x 6MW and 125 x 3.6MW turbines, representing a total capacity of 420MW, defined by the Neart Na Gaoithe grid offer.
"We are very pleased to be working with Mainstream on the Neart na Gaoithe project and feel we can add real value and support to the wind farm development." Toby Mead, Head of Offshore Development at SeaRoc
SeaRoc has provided effective CDM co-ordination on several round I and II offshore wind projects for energy companies such as DONG Energy for the Gunfleet Sands and Walney sites and to Vattenfall for the Kentish Flats site. The company has also been involved with a growing number of tidal turbine installations for the likes of Open Hydro, Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) and Tidal Generation Ltd.
The HSE team at SeaRoc has seen substantial growth over the past year with the successful appointment of several additional experts, as noted in recent announcements, which bring with them a wealth of industry experience from the renewables industry. As a result, the team now has the capability to provide support and add value throughout the lifecycle of any project by ensuring all on and offshore operations are run as per the top-level industry requirements and in line with the client’s safety culture.
Commenting on the new appointment, Toby Mead, Head of Offshore Development at SeaRoc said: “We are very pleased to be working with Mainstream on the Neart na Gaoithe project and feel we can add real value and support to the wind farm development. Our HSE team are highly qualified in their field and, just as importantly, are all from a strong marine background. We are told by our clients that this is what helps set us apart from our competition and allows us to really understand the issues of offshore construction.”
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