Scira Offshore Energy Ltd
Application: Offshore wind farm, UK.
Project scope: Consultancy services, QRA, HAZID and HAZOP.
Client: Scira Offshore Energy Ltd.
The 317 MW Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm, lying between 17 and 23 km off of the coast of North Norfolk, UK, comprises 88 turbines, two offshore substations and one inland substation. Two 132 kV submarine export cables and a 21.6 km onshore cable will bring enough clean energy ashore to power almost 220,000 British homes.
We provided risk management services to the Statoil-Stakraft joint venture company, Scira Offshore Energy Limited. This work has included performing several risk and hazard analyses, such as quantitative risk analysis and hazard identification (HAZID and HAZOP), concentrating on marine operations in particular. We also acted as HSE engineer to assist the subcontractor, Master Marine, in building one of the service vessels used for installation purposes.
The project presents numerous health and safety challenges. For example, getting the 88 giant monopile structures in place required a firm focus on the safety of marine operations.
Photo: Harald Pettersen/Statoil