Bilfinger Salamis UK has secured a £1million three-year coating repair services contract working on Norfolk’s Sheringham Shoal wind farm, operated by Statoil.
The deal will also create five new offshore positions, supporting further expansion of Bilfinger’s services in the Southern North Sea.
The leading energy services provider will manage the project from its base at Great Yarmouth supplying surface preparation, coating application and coating inspection services through it’s specialist rope access teams.
“We are delighted to be working with Statoil on this contract. Bilfinger has a strong reputation in the renewables sector, having supported the design and installation of a large number of the UK’s wind farms”, said Bilfinger Salamis UK Managing Director, Sandy Bonner.
“The east of England is an important hub for servicing our clients in the wind operations and maintenance market, and this win allows us to further invest in expanding our resources and capability. Now that windfarm assets are ageing, it’s great to see that we are being recognised for adding value through our significant operations and maintenance experience and capability. We have more than 40 years’ experience in delivering inspection, repair and maintenance services to the offshore energy industry, and our in-depth understanding, skills and local resources mean we’re ideally placed to continue supporting the long-term operations and maintenance needs of the UK wind sector.”
The Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm (SSWF) is located 10-15 nautical miles off the North Norfolk coast. The wind farm features 88 offshore wind turbine generators with a total installed capacity of 315 MW. These substations are in turn connected to an onshore substation at Salle, near Cawston, Norwich, which connects the power produced by the wind farm to the national grid.