The supply chain in the Celtic Sea for offshore floating wind is set to become an increasingly important contributor to the regional economy, creating jobs and boosting local industry. It represents a complex network of parties, activities and resources.
In this ongoing interview series, we spotlight the individuals and businesses looking to play a significant role in the development of offshore floating wind in the Celtic Sea.
In this interview, Green Economy Wales spoke with Andy Brown, Drilling Manager at Stockton Drilling, who discussed the process of laying cables from land to offshore.
About Stockton Drilling
Stockton specialise in all areas of pipeline construction and installation, civil and mechanical works and Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) – now regarded as the industry standard for crossing challenging surface obstacles with the minimum amount of disruption and disturbance.
During the last decade, with the huge increase in the renewable energy market and the vast amount of offshore windfarms and wave energy machines being constructed, Stockton have gained the reputation for being the contractor of choice in the industry.
The business has an excellent track record for work in the gas, water, sewage, telecommunications and petro-chemical industries, as well as in the expanding renewables market.
Along with an ever-growing portfolio of pipeline and crossing installations, in 2017, Stockton completed a pioneering landfall project in Scotland utilising Direct Pipe technology for the first time for such a project.
Stockton is renowned for delivering challenging projects on behalf of its clients and design, procure and install pipelines and shore approaches by both open cut and trenchless techniques.