Red7Marine completes work on prestigious project off the coast of Suffolk
Our client Red7Marine is celebrating the completion of another successful project at Galloper Wind Farm off the coast of Suffolk. Red7Marine was subcontracted by leading civil engineering company, Farrans Construction, to complete the work as a result of its expansive expertise and close proximity to the project site.
Red7Marine started work on-site in late July of this year and all work was completed in early September. The scope of work included undertaking the engineering and marine installation for the new Galloper pontoon facility. Working on the site, Red7Marine provided its expertise, driven piles, an intermediate landing platform and a load out and installation of two 40m aluminium linkspans.
The works were carried out using Red7Marine’s jack up barge, Haven Seaway, and flat top barge, Haven Sea Voyager. The gate system for installing the piles was manufactured at Red7Marine’s workshop in the port of Ipswich. The gate system, together with the permanent works (piles and walkway system), was loaded out through the Red7Marine Ipswich facility and transported down the river to Harwich by the Haven Sea Voyager for installation by the Haven Seaway, jack up barge.
As part of the work, it was important that Red7Marine completed the marine piling by the end of September, to comply with consents and licenses. As the contract was awarded in late June, it meant that Red7Marine had to utilise all of its expertise quickly and efficiently, in order to ensure that the project was on-site and executed within the specific timeframe. However, the team was able to effectively achieve this for the client, which included: receiving approvals, reviews, recommendations and clearances by the Marine Warranty Surveyor, who acted on behalf of the end users.
Red7Marine’s work on Galloper Offshore Wind Farm project is all in aid of a bigger project on Galloper Wind Farm. The area comprises of a 353MW farm located 30km off the coast of Suffolk. Once completed, 56 turbines will generate enough green electricity to power the equivalent of more than 380,000 British homes.
We’re delighted to be working with clients that are aiding the green revolution!