Briggs Marine wins contract as offshore wind farm works starts off Fife coast

A Fife firm has secured a contract to deliver technicians to the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm, currently under construction 15 km off the coast of the Kingdom.

Friday, 17th June 2022, 5:49 pm

Burntisland based Briggs Marine will use its vessel, Forth Engineer, to provide the crew transfers for the project which is jointly owned by EDF Renewables UK and ESB.

It will transport the staff to turbines, substations and construction vessels as well as providing a cargo-carrying capability to support construction and operations.

Rob Baker, group general manager, said: “The ‘Forth Engineer’ will be crewed by fully qualified and experienced, locally based personnel.

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“We know local expertise is important to NnG and Briggs Marine can fulfil this, whilst also ensuring that the equally important areas of capability, resilience and flexibility are also maintained. “He added: “We will continue to emphasise these to ensure operational confidence in the services that we provide for NnG.”

As part of the contract, Briggs Marine has committed to work with NnG on improvements in the project’s hydrocarbon impact and to continue to deliver in line with its ISO 50001 accreditation.

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Mr Baker said the company would continue to invest in our personnel and promote cross-skilling, adding: “Our clients benefit from access to the full range of Briggs services including physical asset inspections, provision of qualified personnel, marine survey, statutory inspection, diving and subsea inspection and engineering, subsea cable inspection, maintenance and repair, Aids to Navigation/demarcation (current provider to NnG, of course), workboat, crane and barge hire, environmental response and consulting”