Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm in Lowestoft is celebrating after top safety award success

The team at Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm have won the RenewableUK Health and Safety Award 2017

The team at Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm have won the RenewableUK Health and Safety Award 2017. Photo: Alan Neill, CHPV Media Services - Credit: Alan Neill, CHPV Media Services

The team at Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm are celebrating after winning a top safety award.

Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm, in Lowestoft, won the RenewableUK Health and Safety Award 2017.

The prestigious award, voted for by RenewableUK members, was presented to the team at an awards ceremony in Edinburgh.

Steve Hodger, the SSE Site manager said: 'I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all of the team at Greater Gabbard in achieving this award.

'Every single person has played a key part, and it's great to see the hard work of the team being rewarded in such a prestigious way.'


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Greater Gabbard, a joint venture between energy company SSE and innogy, a 140 turbine offshore wind farm located off the coast at Lowestoft, was handed the award in recognition of the team's efforts with vessel monitoring systems that have been utilised on their vessel fleet.

The system has enabled the team to monitor and protect the technician workforce from whole body vibration, motion sickness and impact incidents.

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The impact monitoring is also an asset maintenance monitoring tool, and can help the teams to understand the actual forces being applied by each differing type of vessel.

There was stiff competition for the award, but after the votes were counted the proactive work by the Greater Gabbard team, in partnership with contract partner BMO, came out on top.

BMO were chosen for their willingness to work with the team to develop their product to meet the demands of the site.

Installing the system represented a significant investment for joint venture partners SSE and innogy, however the team at Greater Gabbard strive to 'Do The Right Thing,' and by going ahead, the site has ensured that its technicians, CTV fleet , and skilful crews can be offered a better working environment.

The team will continue to utilise and improve upon the system, and be restless in pursuit of safety on the site.

For more information about Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm visit: www.sse.com.Do you have a business story? Contact the Lowestoft Journal by calling 01502 525820 or emailing lowestoft.journal@archant.co.uk.

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