Certex to Inspect Cranes, Safety Equipment at Dogger Bank Wind


The engineering services division of Certex U.K. will be supplying inspection and maintenance services for the Dogger Bank offshore wind farms, building on the company’s existing portfolio with developer Equinor.

The contract covers the inspection and maintenance of cranes, personnel lifts, general lifting and safety equipment across all of the wind turbines and balance of plant.

Dogger Bank is being developed in three phases between 130 km and 190 km from the northeast coast of England. Collectively, they will become the world’s largest offshore wind farm, at 3.6 GW.

The wind farm is a joint venture partnership between SSE Renewables (40%), Equinor (40%) and Vårgrønn (20%). SSE Renewables is leading the development and construction, and Equinor will operate the wind farm on completion and during its expected operational life of around 35 years.

“We have a long-established history working with Equinor on the Greater Wash wind farms off East Anglia and are delighted to have been awarded the five-year framework,” says Terry Hoenes, renewables divisional manager for Certex U.K. “We look forward to starting work on the GE platform wind turbine, the first of its kind in the U.K.”

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