Garrad Hassan to conduct FEED study for Teesside Offshore Wind Farm
EDF Energy has chosen Garrad Hassan for the Front End Engineering Development (FEED) study related to Teesside Offshore Wind Farm off the coast of North East England.
Garrad Hassan, which has completed similar FEED studies for other UK offshore wind projects over the last couple of years, will be supported in this project by BOMEL Limited. The FEED study will be addressing areas of technical uncertainty in all aspects of the project.
Garrad Hassan will be responsible for all areas of the study: project management, wind turbine, layout design and analysis, offshore structures, electrical system and grid connection, O&M, marine installation, cable installation, H&S, risk management and procurement support.
It was in September last year, when consent was granted by the Department of Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (DBERR) for the offshore windfarm project at Redcar in Teesside. That time, it was shared that the planned windfarm will be developed and run by EDF Energy and will consist of up to 30 turbines – capable of producing up to 90MW of electricity.
Teesside Offshore Wind Project Manager, Hugh Yendole, shared that the findings of the FEED study will be "very important in guiding the delivery of the Teesside offshore wind farm."
The project, when fully operational, could generate enough power every year to supply around 60,000 homes – the approximate combined volume of households in Redcar and Cleveland - with clean energy.
In another development, Ben Hendriks has joined Garrad Hassan's Turbine Design Group.
Hendriks will play a key role in both Garrad Hassan's turbine design team and its Dutch operation, by opening a new office near Alkmaar. To his credit, Hendriks has wind turbine experience spanning 17 years, at both ECN and Dutch manufacturer, WindMaster.