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PD&MS awarded three-year BoP framework agreement at Seagreen

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: Tom Russell 29/11/2022 PD&MS

Aberdeen-headquartered PD&MS Group has secured a three-year framework agreement to support SSE Renewables on the 1.1 GW
Seagreen project, Scotland’s largest and the world’s deepest fixed based offshore wind farm.
The project is a joint venture by SSE Renewables (49%) and TotalEnergies (51%). SSE Renewables continues to lead the development and construction of the project and will operate it on completion for its expected 25-year lifetime. It
first generated power to the UK national grid in August. When fully operational, the wind farm is expected to generate around 5,000 GWh of renewable energy annually.

The PD&MS workscope will involve carrying out topside statutory inspections on Seagreen’s power generating equipment which connects to the grid to ensure it remains safe, compliant, and operational. The contract also includes embedding PD&MS’ inspection technicians into Seagreen’s team to work across all wind turbine generators and the offshore substation primarily focused on jacket foundations and transition pieces. The firm will also support inspections at onshore locations such as Tealing Power Station and Montrose O&M Base.
Thomas Barter, head of renewables business development at PD&MS, said: “As a vastly experienced market-leading energy services organisation but a relatively new entrant into the O&M wind market, winning this three-year SSE Renewables framework agreement on what will be Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm, confirms our highly transferable skills and flexible delivery model is being recognised and is successfully disrupting the marketplace.
“Our resourcing strategy is a particularly attractive proposition to wind developers as we utilise regionally based local technicians rather than transporting in UK-wide support, resulting in both cost and green efficiencies, feeding into their local content targets.
“This latest award further positions PD&MS to be a serious contender for winning new BoP statutory inspection work, especially as the ScotWind related development projects ramp up.”

PD&MS CEO Simon Rio said: “Over the past few years we have delivered a range of renewables and carbon reduction projects by leveraging the considerable expertise across our group.
“Over and above the clear progress we are making in the wind sector, we are developing an impressive track record in a range of clean energy and decarbonisation projects in a number of end markets. We are also supporting many North Sea operators and supply chain partners to decarbonise their assets and operations. We are very pleased with the progress we are making against our company’s strategic energy transition objectives.”

The balance of plant (BoP) statutory inspection framework agreement also has options to be extended for a further two-years. The Seagreen win follows on from PD&MS recently securing a three-year operations and maintenance (O&M) contract with Vattenfall to support its European operations and delivery of other projects in the wind sector for clients including a previous campaign for SSE Renewables through Montrose Port Authority.

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