DORIS, a leading provider of engineering, advisory, and project management services for the energy sector, has been appointed as Principal Designer on the Broadshore and Bellrock floating offshore wind farm projects in Scotland by the BlueFloat Energy | Renantis Partnership.
The Broadshore and Bellrock projects, located 50 km north of Fraserburgh and 130 km east of Aberdeen respectively, are being developed by the strategic partnership formed to deliver floating offshore wind farms in the UK. With a cumulative capacity of up to 2.1 GW, the two proposed floating offshore wind farms were awarded their licenses during the 2022 ScotWind leasing round. Since then, the partnership has also been successful in the recent INTOG leasing round, with two 99.45 MW innovation projects, Sinclair and Scaraben, which lie adjacent to the Broadshore project.
As Principal Designer, DORIS will deploy its experience and robust knowledge of Construction, Design and Management (CDM) 2015 regulations to plan, manage, monitor and coordinate design risk management activities, support contractor selection and appointments, and ensure CDM and HSEQ management system compliance across the pre-construction phases of the two floating offshore wind farms through to a final investment decision.
This award has recognised DORIS’ expert capability in floating offshore wind which is bolstered by the company’s robust 20-year track record in fixed offshore wind.
DORIS will apply its unique knowledge of the UK offshore wind sector to enable the delivery of these projects for BlueFloat Energy and Renantis; DORIS has continuously strengthened its knowledge of the UK market, having delivered offshore wind projects to clients across every round of UK offshore wind leasing since the industry’s inception in the early 2000s.
Christophe Sarri, Chief Commercial Officer for DORIS, commented, “The offshore wind industry in Scotland and the wider floating offshore wind market are two vital components to achieve a net-zero future and we look forward to working with BlueFloat Energy and Renantis to make these projects possible.”
David Robertson, Project Director for Broadshore & Bellrock said, “We are really pleased to bring DORIS onboard as Principal Designer for our flagship floating offshore wind projects in Scotland. DORIS’ expertise and strength of service offering will help BlueFloat Energy | Renantis Partnership pioneer new technology and safely accelerate the transition to a cleaner energy future”.