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.