Waves Group consulted by Seamade for offshore wind farms

22 February 2019 Consultancy.uk

Marine consultancy Waves Group has landed a new contract in two offshore wind farms off the coast of Belgium. The UK firm will supply services to the Seamade project until installation in 2020.

With the need to cut down on carbon emissions and promote sustainability having become a key business priority, many firms in the energy sector are turning to consultancies to help build strategies preparing for buoyant demand. This heightened level of custom across multiple sectors has continued to fuel solid expansion among the UK’s environmental consulting market.

One such beneficiary of the growing workload is UK consultancy Waves Group. Based in the City of London and in Aberdeen, the firm combines the expertise of Cwaves and Mwaves as leading, independent marine consultants to the shipping and offshore energy industries. The firm’s latest contracting win will see it providing marine warranty services at an offshore wind farm off the coast of Belgium.

Waves Group consulted by Seamade for offshore wind farms

The contract for the Seamade project started in November 2018 and will continue through to the turbine installation phase in 2020, with Waves Group currently carrying out marine warranty surveyor services for the installation of foundations, infield cables, turbines, export cables and two offshore substations. This work covers load outs, installations and pulling in cables to both foundations and substations.

Seamade is responsible for the simultaneous development of both the Mermaid and Seastar offshore wind farms, resulting in the single largest wind farm financed and built in Belgium. A partnership between Otary, ENGIE Electrabel and Eneco Wind Belgium. The Seamade Project will have 58 Siemens Gamesa wind turbines, with a total generating capacity of 487MW which will deliver renewable energy to 485,000 households, also allowing for a reduction of more than 500,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year.

Commenting on the firm’s new role at the project, Waves Group said, “We believe this contract award provides the beginning of a strong working relationship between Waves Group and the Seamade partners, and reinforces our position as leaders within the marine and offshore consultancy industry.”

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