Harland and Wolff secured the project from Siemens to design and build two offshore substation platforms for the Gwynt y Mor offshore wind farm; to be positioned off the coast of North Wales. They have awarded CSD Sealing Systems the contract, against stiff competition, to supply their full range of products - developed by the market leader in transit fire protection, Beele Engineering - that will ensure fire, water and gastight sealing protection for all cable transits and pipe penetrations throughout the operating life of the substations.
The RISE multi-cable transit system is being installed on the LV and HV cable transits and SLIPSIL Sealing Plugs on the pipe penetrations. The substations should be completed by summer 2012 and producing electricity to approximately 400,000 British households by 2013 and is one of the largest projects of its kind in the UK.
CSD are the UK market leaders in the supply of cable and pipe sealing systems for the marine and offshore industry, having extensive experience and knowledge of supplying offshore engineers with specialist sealing solutions for almost 20 years. Their experience of working in hazardous industries and the performance of their products in arduous environments has helped CSD win the work on this prestigious project and they look forward to playing their part in the success of the Harland and Wolff contract.
CSD products, manufactured by Beele Engineering in the Netherlands, have been installed in a wide range of offshore situations, including a number of offshore wind farms, oil and gas platforms and naval vessels throughout the world.
"We understand that high-risk environments require the highest levels of safety and deliver solutions that are safe, cost effective and flexible. This is a very exciting project for CSD and we are delighted to be involved with the expansion of renewable energy sources, including offshore wind, around the UK." David Ripley, Managing Director.