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Proserv secures work on Dogger Bank offshore wind farm

© Supplied by ProservProserv Dogger Bank
Proserv's Great Yarmouth centre of excellence

Proserv Controls has bagged a contract for work on what will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm.

The Aberdeen-based firm will provide the inter-array cable monitoring system, or CMS, for the first two phases of the Dogger Bank development.

A value was not given for the contract, which is with DEME Offshore, a subsidiary of DEME Group.

Proserv will use its ECG holistic cable monitoring system, developed in partnership with Synaptec, to deliver the project.

ECG offers a comprehensive visibility across cable assets and has been touted as a “step-change” in traditional monitoring methods.

It provides real-time analysis with insights through an intuitive user interface.

By using intelligence from all data across an asset, the system is capable of enabling proactive and predictive decision-making, improved utilisation of resources and reduced operational expenditure.

Proserv’s Great Yarmouth centre of excellence team will be executing the full scope of supply – the  Dogger Bank A and B systems are both scheduled to be ready for dispatch later this year.

And as the ECG system is rolled out more widely, the company is expecting it to create further employment opportunities.

Paul Cook, business development director – renewables at Proserv Controls, said: “Dogger Bank represents one of the most important offshore wind projects under construction, so this success for our new ECG holistic cable monitoring system is a major endorsement of our market proposition, and a significant step forward in Proserv’s renewables strategy.

“We are delighted that DEME Offshore has chosen to work with us in the vital area of cable asset management and to utilise our exciting technology delivering synchronous, real-time monitoring. ECG aims to reduce cable faults and failures, optimise performance and enable more targeted OPEX via improved visibility of asset integrity. In line with our philosophy at Proserv, we will continue to enhance our ECG platform and seek to develop further disruptive and compelling offerings.”

Dogger Bank K2 Management © Supplied by Aibel
An artist’s impression of Dogger Bank

Dogger Bank Wind Farm will be located more than 80 miles off the north-east coast of England.

Due to its colossal size it is being delivered in three consecutive 1.2 gigawatt stages by joint venture partners SSE Renewables, Equinor and Eni.

In total the wind farm is expected to generate enough renewable electricity to supply 5% of the UK’s demand, equivalent to powering six million homes.

Halfdan Brustad, vice president Dogger Bank operations, said: “In another world first for the project, we’re looking forward to using this high-tech system to support us in optimising our assets during the operational phase.

“With vast experience in the oil and gas sector, Proserv are now translating their subsea experience into solutions for offshore wind. We’re excited to be supporting them on this journey as their first ECG customer, and we look forward to working with them, alongside DEME, as we continue to build this innovative and world-class wind farm.”

Davis Larssen, chief executive officer at Proserv Controls, added: “This award from DEME Offshore marks a very significant win for Proserv. We have clear, proactive plans to grow our business in the offshore wind segment, as the world gradually transitions to more sustainable forms of energy.

“Our ECG technology is a combination of our subsea heritage and expertise being brought together with our renowned ability to innovate new solutions. It offers a real transformation in cable condition monitoring capabilities and it is hugely pleasing to see it being implemented at such a key offshore wind project as Dogger Bank.”

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