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Vertec Engineering (Vertec) has recently made its first venture into the renewables sector.


The company, part of the Offshore Containers Holdings Ltd (OCHL) group, has secured a significant contract with Burntisland Fabrications Ltd, located in Fife, to provide an accommodation module for Vattenfall UK's prestigious Ormonde Wind Farm project.


The contract will see Vertec deliver a 32x11x10ft A60 module for use as an emergency refuge/ overnight shelter for the wind farm, which features 30 offshore turbines and is situated in the East Irish Sea, off the Cumbrian Coast.


The specialised overnight welfare module, which can accommodate up to six people, includes a built-in kitchen, television area, toilet and lockers and will be manufactured to A60 fire rating to comply with the latest IMO (International Maritime Organisation) resolutions and SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) guidelines.


Vertec's Sales Manager, Gavin Duncan, says this is a particularly interesting and pleasing contract for the company to have been awarded.


He said: “Given the Government's commitment to wind and wave energy investment as a means of aiding economic recovery over the next few years the renewables industry is clearly one which is set to grow considerably in the near future.


“We are therefore delighted to have secured our first contract within the sector and look forward to delivering the module on time and within budget by the end of the year.”


John Robertson, Managing Director of Burntisland Fabrications Ltd, added: “We have awarded this contract to Vertec because of the company's well-established reputation for the design and delivery of bespoke modular packages.


“Vertec was able to provide us with exactly the right design of module to meet all of our requirements and, importantly, they were able to meet the tight delivery schedule for the project.”