Aberdeen’s Texo Group has bagged a multi-million pound fabrication contract for work on a Scottish offshore wind farm.
The energy services firm will manufacture steel structure at its Dundee and Blyth sites for use in the installation of the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) development off the Fife coast.
A specific value for the contract awarded by Saipem wasn’t given, but Texo described it as “large”.
Saipem, NnG’s tier one service provider, will deploy the steel structures to assist with the installation of the pin-piles at all locations across the 54-turbine development.
The contract, which was awarded specifically to Texo Engineering and Fabrication, will utilise all of the firm’s services and facilities.
Texo, which is headquartered in Westhill on the outskirts of Aberdeen, said it would deliver on the “one-team” approach built into its recent company restructure.
Donny Marshall, director of Texo Engineering and Fabrication, said: “TEXO has been actively working in the renewables sector for some time. This large contract award will be the springboard to establishing TEXO as a major supplier into this market.”
The NnG offshore wind farm is jointly owned by EDF Renewables and ESB.
It is under construction about 9 miles off the east coast of Scotland will be deployed across an area of 40m2.
Once complete it will be capable of generating around 450 megawatts of electricity – enough to power around 375,000 homes.
So far, the projects developers have delivered on their pledges to utilise the Scottish supply chain.
Last month, InfraStrata’s Methil yard, formerly owned by Burntisland Fabrications (BiFab), secured a £26 million contract to fabricate eight turbine jackets for NnG.
It’s expected to create as many as 300 jobs at the Fife site.