2022 Roundup: SLPE Awarded Record Number of Substructure Design Projects

16 December 2022
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This year, SLPE has been delivering a total of eight WTG and OSS substructure design projects, a record number for the fast-growing offshore renewables engineering company.

SLPE’s projects include two detailed designs for Inch Cape Offshore Wind Farm, due to be constructed off the East Coast of Scotland. These include the wind farm’s WTG foundations, for client Inch Cape Offshore Limited (ICOL), and its OSP substructure, for Smulders and Siemens Energy (joint venture). Six concept designs have been awarded for offshore wind farms across Europe, Ireland, and the USA.

“We have had an exceptional year, here at SLPE, and I am proud of each and every member of our team”, said Joe Hilton, Managing Director of SLPE. “This exciting uptake of new detailed and concept design projects reflects our growth, ambition, and mounting renown as one of the world’s leading offshore renewables teams.

“As well as winning an increased number of contracts this year, we have also had the pleasure of seeing some of our completed projects come to life, the most recent being our design for the Hollandse Kust (west Alpha) substation jacket, which was installed in the North Sea earlier this year. Other high points include reflecting on the challenging ground conditions we overcame for Saint-Brieuc’s offshore substation, being awarded funding by Innovate UK for our innovative new diagnostic monitoring tool, OfDiMoS, and promoting our Principal Engineer, Luke Jacques, to Associate Director”.

“This year, we have emphasised the high value we place on our people, who we believe are the most important aspect of our business and the foundation of our success”, said Luke Jacques, Associate Director. “Throughout the year, we have provided our team with a number of health and wellbeing initiatives, including workshops and training days. We have also rolled out our Cycle2Work scheme, which is so far proving very popular. It seems our culture-conscious strategy is paying off; we have doubled the size of our team in the last couple of years and successfully attracted some of the engineering industry’s top talent.

“By investing in our employees, we are creating a team of deep specialists who are at the forefront of the offshore renewables industry. We will continue to push the limits of what engineering technology has to offer and look forward to what 2023 will bring”.