Optilan, the leading security and communications company for the energy, infrastructure, pipeline, and rail sectors, has been contracted to supply telecommunications and security services for the Seagreen Wind Farm project.
Optilan will supply telecoms services, including the provision of integrated telecoms and CCTV solutions, for both the offshore and onshore elements of the wind farm project. The contract has been awarded by Linxon, the joint venture between ABB and SNC-Lavalin, who are supporting Petrofac on the delivery of substations for the project.
The £3bn Seagreen offshore wind farm is situated approximately 90km from the Angus coastline. Upon completion, the site will become one of the largest operating wind farms, with approximately 114 wind turbines being installed.
Bill Bayliss, CEO of Optilan, states: “The project was won by our teams in the UK and the Middle East, who worked extremely closely to deliver a thorough and detailed proposition. Winning the tender boosts our engineering portfolio and allows us to showcase our ‘green’ capabilities once more. We’ve had an enviable last quarter with numerous contract and tender wins across a wide range of sectors as part of our energy transition strategy. As the world begins to ‘open up’ again this year, we hope to build on our recent successes.”
“Renewable energy, as with all nascent technologies, brings with it challenges and evolving security risks that need to be addressed from the outset. We’re perfectly placed to help the industry combat and overcome these.”
With over 20 years’ experience in transmission and distribution in the UK, Optilan will bring in-depth knowledge and understanding of onshore substation design to this high-profile offshore wind project. Optilan is a global company with renowned expertise in delivering large scale projects in sectors such as energy, telecommunications, rail, pipeline monitoring systems and critical national infrastructure.
The offshore wind industry will be integral to the UK’s energy system by as soon as 2030, with the UK planning to generate 40GW from offshore wind farms by this date (According to GOV UK).
This Seagreen contract win represents a pioneering project in the offshore wind industry for Optilan. Optilan provides communications, information and safety and security management systems for offshore and onshore renewable developments, with resilience as a core feature.