Mech-Tool Engineering delivers contract for Dudgeon offshore wind farm

A Teesside based product manufacturer and global supplier of fire, blast and radiant heat protection systems has successfully delivered a contract for Statoil’s £1.5 billion Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm project.

Located 20 miles off the coast of the seaside town of Cromer, Mech-Tool Engineering Ltd was commissioned to design, manufacture and supply its world leading fire and blast walls, which will play a vital role in safely harnessing offshore wind to power more than 410,000 homes in the UK.

Awarded by Suffolk based offshore energy specialists – Sembmarine SLP – the engineering company provided a full turnkey service to supply fire and blast walls with 1350m stressed skin panels.

Speaking about the contract, Carl Roberts, Projects and Operations Manager at Mech-Tool Engineering said: “This project has been recognised throughout the industry for its safety and quality performance, setting extremely high standards for future offshore wind farm projects. And this is why we are very pleased to have been part of this project. We have been providing our leading safety solutions for over 46 years, solutions that are well-known and recognised for protecting people and equipment in high hazard industries”.

“Our priority – as always – is very much focused on delivering high integrity solutions that are type approved by Lloyd’s Register and DNV-GL. In many cases – if not all – our solutions well exceed industry standards and this is proving to be a key driver in companies choosing Mech-Tool Engineering as their supplier of choice for fire and blast protection systems.”

Due to become operational by the second half of 2017, Dudgeon – one of the world’s largest offshore wind farms – is a joint venture between Norwegian based energy companies Statoil and Statkraft, as well as Masdar, an international investor in renewable energy and sustainable technology.

The contract win adds to Mech-Tool Engineering’s already extensive portfolio supplying world class fire and blast solutions to major renewable projects across the globe. The company recently announced it will be supplying fire and blast walls to be deployed on the Galloper Offshore Wind Farm, a contract awarded by leading engineering and fabrication specialists Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG).

Established in 1969 Mech-Tool Engineering Limited has carved a reputation in the global offshore and onshore oil and gas, nuclear, energy and process sectors as a leading provider of pre-engineered fire, blast and radiant heat and solar protection solutions and complete turnkey modular build solutions. The company operates from its head office in Darlington and has specialised manufacturing facilities in Teesside and South Korea as well as offices globally including Aberdeen, Houston, India, UAE and Malaysia.