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Grouted Connection Remediation

Read our Latest Grouted Connection Remediation White Paper

By | Renewables

One of the biggest challenges in the offshore wind industry has been the failure in the grouted connection between the monopile and transition piece in wind turbine foundations. ENGIE Fabricom has extensive capabilities to deliver a one stop shop solution to overcome this challenge and is proud to hold a 100% successful track record in its delivery of grouted connection remediation projects.

As such, our team and technical experts, who have delivered on these projects, have complied a whitepaper discussing this obstacle in-depth, as well as outlining our approach and turnkey offering – which has been applied to over 200 monopiles.

To find out more about our proven and developed methodology in completing grouted remediation works, please click here  to view our white paper, or read it on our LinkedIn page:

Want to know more? Speak to our team today on +44 (0)333 207 4411 or email us directly at info.fabricom.uk@engie.com.

 

If you want to read more about our offshore wind capabilities please visit our page

ENGIE Fabricom is an industry-recognised renewables operator.  We help to increase the contribution of more sustainable energy sources to the UK’s electricity requirements.

Our dedicated management team and proficient offshore technicians are highly experienced within the industry, using proven methodology to enable us to achieve excellent safety, quality and efficiency standards.

Our team offers a variation in services for the fitting and general maintenance of renewable energy sources. From anode installation to turbine inspection, find more information below.

SSE Observation Cards, Greater Gabbard

Greater Gabbard awards two ENGIE Fabricom UK employees

By | Renewables

Two ENGIE Fabricom UK employees were given positive recognition and awarded prizes for handing good safety observation cards in on Greater Gabbard, as follows:

 

The first prize went to Ross Kirby, Welder, who identified a potentially serious dropped object.  Whilst lifting the cube with a crane, Ross noticed a shackle pin teetering on the bottom bracket of the cube.  He intervened by stopping the lift and removed the hazard immediately.

 

The second prize was awarded to Peter Stamper, Welder, on Greater Gabbard who provided good hazard observation.  The door on TP level had its sensor just resting on the ledge inside of the door.  Peter identified the issue, removed the sensor and reported the issue to SSE.

 

The below image shows Ross Kirby (left) and Peter Stamper (right) receiving their awards from James Herring, ENGIE Fabricom UK Project HSE Advisor

 

If you would like to find out more about our offshore wind capabilities please visit our page 

 

ENGIE Fabricom is an industry-recognised renewables operator.  Our dedicated management team and proficient offshore technicians are highly experienced within the industry, using proven methodology to enable us to achieve excellent safety, quality and efficiency standards.  Our team offers a variation in services for the fitting and general maintenance of renewable energy sources.

 

Along with an established track record in completing complex offshore projects we have a proven methodology in systems of work which enables us to achieve an excellent safety, quality and efficiency record in this extremely demanding environment. This allows us to work effectively with our clients to help develop bespoke solutions for offshore wind projects.

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental Impact Question

ENGIE Fabricom answers The Big Question on reducing our environmental impact

By | Renewables

Environmental Impact:   Strategic Development Director, Andrew Mitchell, was recently approached by Energy Focus to discuss how energy companies are adapting to a lower carbon world.  His viewpoint below was featured as part of The Big Question in the summer edition of the publication.

‘Global warming and climate change have left us with no alternative but to rethink the energy landscape.  The urgent need to reduce environmental impact means implementing a more decarbonised, decentralised and energy-efficient system to support the global demand.

In response to this demand for change, ENGIE is accelerating its own transformation to lead the energy transition.  The group is focusing efforts on energy efficiency, renewables, digital technology and new business which, for UK subsidiary ENGIE Fabricom, is providing an opportunity for growth.

ENGIE Fabricom is supporting its clients in operating and maintaining their offshore wind assets, providing end-to-end solutions in the energy-from-waste sector, and assisting in decommissioning clients’ existing oil and gas assets.

ENGIE Fabricom’s strategy is to deliver end-to-end solutions to our clients, and the changing environment we live in today is providing the perfect platform to achieve this goal.’

 

ENGIE Fabricom is an industry-recognised renewables operator.  We help to increase the contribution of more sustainable energy sources to the UK’s electricity requirements.  Our dedicated management team and proficient offshore technicians are highly experienced within the industry, using proven methodology to enable us to achieve excellent safety, quality and efficiency standards.  Our team offers a variation in services for the fitting and general maintenance of renewable energy sources. From anode installation to turbine inspection, find more information below.

 

 

 

Wind Energy conference

ENGIE Fabricom attends The World’s Largest Dedicated Offshore Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition in 2018

By | Exhibitions/Seminars, Renewables

ENGIE Fabricom attended the Renewables UK Global Offshore Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition, the world’s largest dedicated Offshore Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition, on the 19th and 20th of June at Manchester Central.

We were very excited to represent the ENGIE Fabricom brand and were extremely busy throughout the 2 days, holding client meetings on our stand and liaising with customers and suppliers. It was a brilliant opportunity to have a chat with fellow thought leaders and strengthen our relationships.

Our stand comprised of people from divisions all over the UK and Europe.

The event received fantastic numbers with over 2000 delegates, and 150 companies showcasing their latest cutting-edge technology from 50 different countries.

Congratulations Typhoon International Group Ltd for winning the stand draw at Global Offshore Wind! Special thanks also to Mark O`Reilly from the Team Humber Marine Alliance for helping with the draw.

 

ENGIE Fabricom is an industry-recognised renewables operator.  We help to increase the contribution of more sustainable energy sources to the UK’s electricity requirements.  Our dedicated management team and proficient offshore technicians are highly experienced within the industry, using proven methodology to enable us to achieve excellent safety, quality and efficiency standards.  Our team offers a variation in services for the fitting and general maintenance of renewable energy sources. From anode installation to turbine inspection, find more information below.

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Insight into: Substation Electrical Operations

By | Renewables

Insight into: Renewables Offshore – Substation Electrical Operations

ENGIE Fabricom has maximised international links within the wider ENGIE Group to form strong partnerships with specialist divisions within Europe.  One such relationship is with ENGIE Fabricom Belgium, where specialist teams are engaged to work in partnership to complete multi-technical operations on onshore and offshore facilities.

The specialist skills held by these teams ensure a seamless transition from onshore works through to the final offshore installation of a project.

Work is carried out throughout the UK for various clients, and predominantly involves the full range of works on electrical systems, from design, fabrication and installation, through to commissioning and final handover to the client. Project teams are mobilised at one of ENGIE Fabricom’s locations in the UK or Belgium to ensure full familiarisation and understanding before offshore works commence.

Project specific stages may include:Substation, Electrical, Commissioning and Handover

■ Substation design and manufacture
■ Management of all multi-technical resources
■ Provision of training, onshore support, logistics, PPE and tooling
■ Carrying out punch list items both in Belgium and through to the offshore phase
■ Recording all punch list and commissioning works for handover and traceability
■ Procurement of materials for and on behalf of the client
■ Completion of commissioning works and sign off with the client
■ Testing of LV systems

Professionalism  ■  Integrity  ■  Trust  ■  Team Spirit

Offshore Wind Turbine Grout Repair Solutions

By | Renewables

Insight into: Renewables: Offshore Wind

Offshore Wind Turbine Grout Repair Solutions

One of the most important technical challenges being faced by many European offshore wind farm developers first came to light in April 2010, when a design fault in grouting used to secure wind turbines to their monopiles or towers was discovered.

Due to this design fault, the grout injected during the installation of the offshore wind farms started breaking up, which caused the turbines to move on their monopile foundations.

A solution was engineered to remedy the failing structures allowing ENGIE Fabricom to successfully execute 54 Phase 1 wind turbine repairs within a single campaign. This included installation of new jacking frames, bearings, welding, NDT, painting, J-tube inspection and installation of ventilation systems and supply of all constructed components.

The offshore wind installation works completed within the grout repair project involved:

■ Full onshore and offshore setup and demobilisation
■ Confined space working of various trades
■ Development of RAMS/weld procedures/safety procedures
■ Full equipment set up and demobilisation
■ Inspection of J-Tubes and re-jacking if required
■ Installation of H-frame/jacking plates
■ Full offshore welding including NDT
■ Multi-technical installation works
■ Setup and jacking of bearings
■ Painting both within confined space and above air-tight deck to NORSOK standards
■ Punch out and hand over to the client with full documentation

Professionalism  ■  Integrity  ■  Trust  ■  Team Spirit

ENGIE Fabricom UK Awarded Greater Gabbard Grout Remediation Project

By | Renewables

SSE has awarded ENGIE Fabricom the first phase of a project to remediate grout connection subsidence between the pile and transition pieces on the Greater Gabbard Windfarm, 14 miles off the coast of Suffolk.

Initial development work will take place in the last quarter of 2016 at ENGIE Fabricom’s Middlesbrough facilities working in close collaboration with SSE to develop safe, proven and efficient working methods before mobilisation to Lowestoft for the offshore campaign.

The offshore work will be completed on a turnkey basis with ENGIE Fabricom responsible for all aspects of works including project management, vessel charter, multi-technical installation and certified handover. Offshore activities are planned to commence in Quarter two 2017 and will cover an initial 20 foundations.

ENGIE Fabricom was chosen to undertake this project from their proven experience to successfully complete very similar remediation projects which currently includes over 130 turbines in both UK and Dutch waters. This major contract further strengthens ENGIE Fabricom’s position as first choice provider for such works augmenting their operational and maintenance service provisions throughout UK and Europe in the offshore wind market.

Professionalism  ■  Integrity  ■  Trust  ■  Team Spirit

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