Leading MRO and PPE distributors OAASIS Group were awarded a new PPE supply contract following a competitive tendering process in late 2014. The three year framework agreement was awarded by Norwegian renewable energy generation company, Statkraft for the Sheringham Shoal Wind Farm project with further options for contract extensions in the future.
Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm is jointly owned by Statoil, a world leading operator of offshore oil and gas fields, and Statkraft, Europe’s largest producer of renewable energy, through Scira Offshore Energy Limited. The 88 turbine wind farm is now fully operational with Statkraft taking over responsibility of the operations and maintenance (O&M) from their base near Wells-next-the-Sea.
Statkraft required a selection of PPE equipment to meet the demands of the tough offshore conditions for the duration of the contract. Working from these requirements and prior knowledge of safety standards for offshore wind farms, OAASIS supplied Statkraft with offshore workwear, safety footwear, working at height PPE and equipment and a variety of other safety consumables.
Commenting on the award of this contract to OAASIS Group, Sheringham Shoal Procurement Consultant said:
When possible, we prefer to source product and service contracts locally so it is always pleasing when a local company is able to meet all our tender requirements
She went on to explain the reason behind choosing OAASIS was “reasonable pricing plus a quick turnaround on quotations, orders, delivery and reliability.”
The contract for Scira’s Sheringham Shoal is OAASIS Group’s fourth contract with site operators in the East of England following ongoing work at Greater Gabbard, Humber Gateway and Great Yarmouth’s own Scroby Sands, with further discussions on-going with other wind farm sites.
Lee Sparkes, Business Development at OAASIS, expressed the company’s delight at the award of the contract.
We were very pleased to announce the contract win for Scira’s Sheringham Shoal Wind Farm. Being awarded contracts such as this proves that we still maintain our high standards, specialist supply solutions and dedicated customer service for the renewable and offshore wind sectors.