Barrow company awarded contract for local offshore wind farm refurbishment

12.08.2015 12:00

The team at Barrow offshore wind farm looked close to home when they needed expertise to tackle a vital refurbishment.

 

The DONG Energy owned and operated wind farm, located seven miles offshore west of Walney Island, Barrow-on-Furness, has signed a contract with Barrow-based supplier Elevated Systems Technology (EST) Ltd.

 

The local company is installing new flooring in the offshore substation and the 30 turbines that make up the wind farm.

 

Work is underway and due to be completed by the beginning of October 2015.

 

The replacement flooring is being supplied by Firbergrate Composite Structure Ltd, based in Stockton on Tees, while the vessel being used to transport both men and materials are based in Barrow-in-Furness, ensuring 100% UK content.

 

David Ducie, Head of Operations at Barrow, said: "DONG Energy is committed to investing in the UK and we always try to source materials from UK based companies whenever we can. It is especially pleasing to find a company that has the expertise to carry out this work right here on our doorstep."

 

Barrow offshore wind farm, which has its operational and maintenance base on Barrow Island, comprises 30 turbines with a combined total capacity of 90 megawatts, producing enough power for over 60,000 homes. It has been operational since 2006.