London, UK – As part of an ongoing remit as a technical advisor to Forewind Limited, The Renewables Consulting Group (RCG) team in the UK provided support for an operations and maintenance trip to the two meteorological masts on Dogger Bank.
A team of 22 personnel including representatives from Forewind and one of its owner companies Statkraft, as well as contractors, and RCG as client’s representative, set sail from Newcastle last week on-board the 78m offshore supply vessel VOS Sympathy.
The team carried out inspections and scheduled maintenance work on both Dogger Bank Met Mast East, located approximately 100 kilometres from the UK coast, and Dogger Bank Met Mast West, sited 150 kilometres from the coast. The met masts are collecting valuable wind, wave, atmospheric and marine traffic data for the four wind farms now consented on Dogger Bank. The campaign took around 15 days to complete.
“We are very pleased to continue our work with the world-class team at Forewind, and to be playing a part in the largest offshore wind development in the world. A number of our team have been closely involved with the Dogger Bank project since day one, and it remains one of the most key clients and projects for our UK business.” – Sebastian Chivers, CEO