Briggs Marine, in conjunction with sister company, ARB WIND, is embarking on its latest offshore wind project. The company has been awarded a contract to install, maintain and finally decommission a temporary dehumidification system for 10 Transition Pieces (TPs) on the offshore platforms to control humidity levels until permanent power is installed.
Arran Bell, Managing Director of ARB WIND commented: “We are delighted to bring our inhouse knowledge and experience to the table to ensure the protection of the TPs from the North Sea weather conditions.
“As a business, we are committed to a preventative maintenance regime in all aspects of our work so this follows that same model.
“By utilising sensors to control the humidity inside the transition pieces, the relative humidity will be maintained at an agreed level which should not only protect the condition of the equipment but provide a safer environment for people to work in.”
Managing Director of Briggs Marine, Collieson Briggs advised: “We are proud to be providing this additional service to NnG Windfarm. Our involvement in Offshore Wind is increasing and this is another service that will add to our portfolio, we are grateful to NnG for selecting us to deliver this work, and their continued commitment to support local content.”
NnG is currently in the construction phase of the offshore wind farm. With the jackets now installed, the temporary dehumidification system will be required until activation of the actual wind turbine generator (WTG) dehumidifiers. NnG, jointly owned by EDF Renewables and ESB, will supply enough low carbon electricity for around 375,000 homes and has a capacity of around 450 megawatts (MW) of low carbon energy. It will offset over 400,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions each year. The first turbines are planned to be operational in mid-2023, with completion of the entire wind farm scheduled for 2024.