Certex UK wins wind farm contract
By Niamh Marriott19 January 2022
Doncaster, UK-based Certex UK has won a major three-year contract for inspection and maintenance of over 150 turbine generators across two wind farms.
Certex was awarded the contract by Equinor, who operates the Dudgeon and Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farms off the Norfolk coast in the UK.
The company will be responsible for inspecting and maintaining all of the transmission and generation assets across both wind farms including all turbine mounted safety equipment (TMSE) and personal service lifts, in addition to a fleet of loader and davit cranes.
Certex will supply all lifting equipment and accessories to Equinor and look after the balance of plant (BOP) base and service operation vessel (SOV) equipment.
The company will provide permanent site rotations for the work.
“Each rotation will be servicing each windfarm,” said Terry Hoenes, divisional manager of renewables at Certex. “We have had the contract for similar works on the Dudgeon farm for the last five years, but this new contract combines the sites.
“Offshore teams from both sites will utilise the Vessel resources to maximise time in the field and reduce emissions from the overall operation.”
Certex UK is part of the Lifting Solutions Group, one of six divisions within the Axel Johnson International business. The company provides products and services to various stakeholders within the wind energy sector, including companies that manage either the installation of new wind farms, or the service and maintenance of existing sites.