Gibb Group supports Saipem's work on NNG with equipment delivery

In: Equipment
Gibb Group, manufacturers and distributors of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and Maintenance Repair and Operational (MRO) equipment, has delivered equipment to Saipem to support work on the Neart Na Gaoithe (NNG) wind farm.

Gibb Group delivered a range of safety, survival and PPE equipment that will support project personnel operating on site. This includes a range of workwear including harsh environment suits, life jackets and harnesses together with a range of other general safety and survival equipment.

In addition to this, the PPE and MRO provider has supplied Tier 1 contractor, Saipem, with a volume of MSA Latchways, outside of its original scope of work. Intended to be used as a connecting element within a personal fall arrest system for Turbine access , the Latchways formed part of the NNG work programme and – to avoid downtime – were required by Saipem in quick turnaround and to locations in the UK and Overseas.

Speaking about the additional scope of work, Terry Simmons, MD at Gibb Group said: “We were obviously delighted to win this additional piece of work from Saipem and see this as a real testament to the agility and flexibility of our team  deliver essential PPE equipment to very tight timescales.  

“Sourcing and delivering equipment – where if it’s not received on deadline, results in costly downtime–can be a challenge and we are very proud of the fact that Gibb Group – through our extensive network of manufacturers, the stock we hold and our ability to immediately ship - has gained a reputation as the industry provider who can absolutely meet this challenge.”

The 450 MW Neart na Gaoithe wind farm is owned by EDF Renewables and ESB. Once fully operational, it is expected to generate electricity for around 375,000 homes, or all domestic properties in a city the size of Edinburgh, and to displace 400,000 tons of CO2 annually. It was awarded a CfD by LCCC in February 2015, with a strike price of £114.39/MWh. The first commercial supply of electricity is expected by 2023.

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