Wind energy – safety
Vattenfall has chosen Norfolk-based Gibb Safety & Survival, part of Gibb Group Ltd, to provide protective clothing, safety, and survival equipment to keep workers safe across its 11 UK wind farms.
New jobs are already being created at Gibb Group’s new £2 million state-of-the art distribution and service hub at Great Yarmouth as a result of the three-year contract to supply and service workwear, head-to-toe PPE, specialist clothing to protect workers from arc – electrical explosion – burns, working at height apparatus and rescue, survival and marine equipment.
Gibb Group’s contract follows Great Yarmouth-based Worley and GEV Power, and Lowestoft-based James Fisher Marine Services selection to deliver services ranging from up-tower blade maintenance and repairs to inspections on Vattenfall’s 900 turbines across its 50 wind farms in the UK, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden.
And last month, Vattenfall awarded contracts to Norfolk-based HexCam, Ordtek and East Point Geo, and Suffolk-based Miles Drainage for early work on its planned 300-turbine Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas offshore wind farms 30 miles off the north Norfolk coast, supporting 13 jobs and creating at least two new roles.