The month of May saw the team at Rix Renewables complete a number of specialist jobs on behalf of its clients. The most recent job its team completed was at Walney 1 Substation, located off the coast of Cumbria.
A team of five engineers across three days carried out statutory inspection and crane servicing which consisted of servicing, inspection, and re-certification.
All equipment was PAT tested and, in addition, fire extinguishers were serviced, safety equipment was inspected and serviced and also the Marine safety equipment, including the life raft launch system.
About Walney 1 Substation:
Walney 1 wind farm is located in the Irish Sea off the Cumbrian coast, with the offshore substation platform located 15km from the coast of Walney Island and 18km from Barrow-in-Furness.
The wind farm consists of 51 x Siemens 3.6MW wind turbine generators linked to the offshore substation.
The offshore substation is connected to the shore by a 45km undersea cable, which comes ashore near Heysham. The onshore cables, which are about 3km long, connect to the onshore substation at Heysham.
If you have any statutory inspection requirements for your OFTO assets, please get in touch with one of our team who will be more than happy to discuss your requirements.