Siemens contract maintains 60 jobs at Babcock

Siemens contract maintains 60 jobs at Babcock

Engineering support services provider Babcock has secured a contract with Siemens to construct two Offshore Transformer Modules (OTM™), sustaining at least 60 skilled jobs during the work.

From its Rosyth facility, Babcock will create the two Offshore Transformer Modules ready to be delivered to the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited (BOWL) project in the Outer Moray Firth during the first half of 2018.

The work will involve client and third party interface, project and quality managers, engineering and supply chain managers, designers, fabricators, manufacturing and heavy handling expertise.

Once complete, the transformers, each suitable for 300MW when connected into the grid system via an onshore substation, will take their place in the 131.5km² development site, around 13.5km off the Caithness coastline.

Ian Donnelly, Babcock’s managing director for energy and marine services, said: "We are delighted to be selected by Siemens for this important project in the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited project.

"With our extensive capability and capacity in integrated engineering and manufacture projects, our commitment to quality and our passion for excellence, we are the perfect choice for Siemens to work with to develop these critical components.

"The skills and experience our people bring to the energy sector have been recognised by Siemens and that can only be a positive thing for our company, our employees and the long-term future of our Rosyth facility as Babcock continues to build a solid reputation and a significant presence in the offshore energy sector."