SgurrEnergy, part of Wood Group’s clean energy business, has been awarded a construction monitoring contract for the Race Bank Wind Farm, a 573 MW project to be located 17 miles off the Norfolk, England, coast. The contract will be followed by a 15-year operations monitoring phase.
SgurrEnergy, a renewable energy and grid integration consultancy, says it helped bring the project to financial close for Firebolt RB Holdings Ltd. – the investment holding company owned by Macquarie Capital and Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 5. Acting as technical advisor, SgurrEnergy’s engineers and consultants provided technical due diligence during the acquisition and finance phases of the project, in which DONG Energy has a 50% stake.
The scope of the construction monitoring assignment includes regular monitoring of construction and installation, checking progress and confirming consistency with the final design, and undertaking site visits.
“As one of the U.K.’s largest offshore wind farms, Race Bank Wind Farm has the potential to make a real difference to the environment by providing clean, sustainable and predictable power for homes across the U.K.,” comments Marc Costa Ros, project manager at SgurrEnergy. “We are extremely proud to be involved in such a project and look forward to working in close collaboration with Macquarie and the lenders involved in the project as we move into the construction and operation phases.”
With offshore works already underway, Race Bank Wind Farm is expected to be in operation by early 2018. The Race Bank Wind Farm will comprise 91 Siemens 6.3 MW wind turbines.