Secretary of State for Scotland visits Technip Offshore WindCompany News // February 26, 2013
The Secretary of State for Scotland visited Technip Offshore Wind in Aberdeen as part of his February recess tour around Scotland.
Michael Moore visited Technip Offshore Wind’s Aberdeen HQ to hear about current and upcoming Technip projects and how the company has adapted its oil and gas expertise to the development of technology geared to the offshore wind sector.
The visit allowed Technip to showcase technological innovations geared to improving the health, safety and efficiency of offshore wind cable installation projects, including the award-winning Pull-In Module (PIM) and new HD3 cable burial plough, as well as Technip’s new RosCAT (CBT 1100) trencher.
The Secretary of State said: “Scotland has some of the best offshore wind resources in Europe and my visit to Technip today highlighted the leading role they are playing in the development of the offshore wind industry.
“This government is determined to ensure that we can secure the full economic and energy security benefits that competitive offshore wind generation can bring. The technological developments that companies like Technip are undertaking is key to helping the offshore wind industry to grow and realise its full potential.”
Ron Cookson, Senior Vice President, Technip Offshore Wind said: ‘Technological innovation is an important focus for Technip Offshore Wind and plays a key role in helping us ensure the delivery of safe and efficient offshore wind projects.
"We welcome the Minister’s keen interest in the emerging UK Offshore Wind Industry and are delighted to demonstrate the advances we have made."