Briggs Marine has won a contract with Seaway7 to supply, deploy, maintain and recover 13 demarcation buoys and 3 waverider buoys for the Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm. These buoys will play a critical role in the safe navigation of all vessels and/or vessel traffic near the site.
The 1,075MW Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm project is located 27km off the coast of Angus in the North Sea firth. A £3bn joint venture between TotalEnergies (51%) and SSE Renewables (49%), Seagreen will be Scotland’s largest and deepest offshore wind farm when complete. Preliminary work was carried out by Briggs on eight of the existing Seaway 7-owned buoys before deploying on site.
Briggs has supplied an additional two buoys and completed manufacture of a further three steel buoys at the Company’s Burntisland facility. Early September saw all 13 buoys and 3 waverider buoys installed around the Seagreen wind farm.
The buoys supplied by Briggs comprise cardinal buoys that mark the north, south, east and westerly areas of the site and ‘special marks’ which are located around the perimeter of the site to indicate a safe direction of navigation to mariners.
Malcolm Duncan, General Manager of Aids to Navigation and Moorings at Briggs Marine comments: “Being selected to provide the aids to navigation for a significant project such as the Seagreen Wind Farm reinforces Briggs’ deep experience in this sector and aligns with our environmental and renewable energy focus.
It has also provided us with the opportunity to expand our operations and associated employment opportunities in the local area. We are putting in place a robust and technologically advanced solution which will maximise safe navigation for vessels around the offshore wind farm site in what can be challenging conditions.”