Developers of the huge Seagreen offshore windfarm in Scotland, UK have selected Optilan to supply telecommunications and security services for the £3Bn (US$4.2Bn) project
Under the contract, Optilan will implement integrated communications and closed circuit television (CCTV) services on offshore and onshore infrastructure for the UK renewables project. Seagreen offshore windfarm will feature 114 wind turbines, located 90 km from the Angus coastline.
Optilan’s contract was awarded by Linxon, the joint venture between ABB and SNC-Lavalin, which is supporting Petrofac on the delivery of substations for the project.
Optilan chief executive Bill Bayliss said this contract expands its engineering capabilities into offshore renewables. “Winning the tender boosts our engineering portfolio and allows us to showcase our green capabilities,” he said.
He anticipates challenges with implementing this project, while the technology mitigates risks to offshore windfarm developers and operators.
“Renewable energy, as with all nascent technologies, brings with it challenges and evolving security risks that need to be addressed from the outset,” said Mr Bayliss.
Earlier this week, Alfa Laval-owned pump manufacturer Framo said it was supplying pumping systems for use during the installation of the foundations on Seagreen.
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