Babcock’s Rosyth yard has been awarded a contract to construct two Offshore Transformer Modules (OTM) for the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited (BOWL) project in the Outer Moray Firth.
Working with client Siemens, Babcock will deliver the modules during the first half of 2018.
At least 60 skilled jobs will be sustained during the contract, which involves client and third party interface, project and quality managers, engineering and supply chain managers, designers, fabricators, manufacturing and heavy handling expertise.
Drawing upon Babcock’s experience, the multi-faceted project provides Babcock with another opportunity to showcase the performance of its innovative and specialised integrated engineering and manufacturing services.
The transformers, each suitable for producing 300MW when connected into the grid system via an onshore substation, will take their place in the 131.5km² development site, 13.5km off the Caithness coastline.
Ian Donnelly, Babcock’s managing director for energy and marine services, said: “We are delighted to be selected by Siemens for this important project in the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited project.
“With our extensive capability and capacity in integrated engineering and manufacture projects, our commitment to quality and our passion for excellence, we are the perfect choice for Siemens to work with to develop these critical components.
“The skills and experience our people bring to the energy sector have been recognised by Siemens and that can only be positive for our company, our employees and the long-term future of our Rosyth facility as Babcock continues to build a solid reputation and a significant presence in the offshore energy sector.”
The £2.6bn Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL) project is being constructed by owners SSE (40%), Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) (35%) and SDIC Power (25%).
The project will be one of the largest private investments ever made in Scottish infrastructure.
Babcock International Group is the UK’s leading engineering support services company, with revenue of £4.8 billion in 2016 and an order book in the region of £20bn. It has a global workforce of 35,000.
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