SgurrEnergy has won an operations and maintenance contract for the met mast at the site of the planned 784MW Inch Cape offshore wind farm off the coast of Angus in Scotland.

The renewable energy consultancy said it had been appointed by met mast supplier Drace Infrastructures UK on behalf of the wind farm’s developer SDIC Power.

The 16-month contract includes offshore inspection and maintenance, recertification, project management, weather forecasting, data recovery and reporting through the SgurrDataPortal.

The role also includes the provision and installation of calibrated instrumentation and spares, as well as onshore monitoring and coordination 24 hours a day from SgurrEnergy’s control centre in Glasgow.

The centre will track the movement of vessel and personnel offshore, SgurrEnergy said.

The met mast was installed in 2014 to gather wind resources, velocity and directional and oceanographic data to inform the development of the Inch Cape project.

Inch Cape is one of four offshore wind farms planned off the Scottish east coast that had consent quashed by Edinburgh’s Court of Session last week.

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