Request for Proposals Process

04 August 2014

Inch Cape Offshore Limited (ICOL) is pleased to announce the launch of the Request for Proposals process for the Wind Farm and Transmission Works Packages of the Inch Cape Offshore Wind Project.

The Wind Farm package will involve the design, delivery and installation of the WTG Foundations and Substructures and Inter-array Cables along with installation of the Wind Turbine Generators (WTGs).

The Transmission Works package will involve the design, delivery and installation of the Offshore Substation Platform, Export Cables, Onshore Substation and Connection to Grid.

The Contracting Strategy for these packages will be collaborative in nature and will be based on:
  • Selection of highly capable contractors based on an early engagement model;
  • Integrated project management and design processes;
  • Value management, with a focus on coherent management of risks across the project and the development of opportunities to enhance project value; and
  • Alignment of objectives and behaviours appropriate to each phase of the Project lifecycle with structured risk allocation and incentivisation.

The following companies/consortia have been invited to submit proposals:

Once registered, contact the ABB UK Power Systems Supply Chain team on 01785 825 050 to confirm the scope of their interest.
Bart van Schooten
Manager Renewables
Supply Chain
Jimmy Buyst 
GeoSea NV 
Area Representative offshore Renewables - UK - Scandinavia - Netherlands 
+ 32 473 40 78 38 
Finlay Smart
Commercial Specialist (SCM)
Seaway Heavy Lifting (Aberdeen)
Dir Tel   +44 (0)1224 527261
Dir Fax  +44 (0)1224 527000
Dir Mob +44 (0)7789 718712
Mr. Bill Johnson
Procurement Manager
Tel :- 01914 953297
Mob :- 07921 246325
Emma Gould
Commercial Manager (Marubeni)
07703 732189
Arno Wouters
Supply Chain Manager
Van Oord Offshore Wind Projects bv
+31 88 8265200
+31 88 8262746 (direct)
+31 6 53822492 (secretariat)


Stephen Kerr, Inch Cape Project Director commented: “This is a significant step for the Inch Cape project. We believe there is a huge value in a collaborative approach across the supply chain. You have to have the right relationships in place with capable companies to deliver large engineering projects in a challenging environment. This approach of working with Supply Partners is tried and tested in a wide range of industries and can reduce whole life costs, better manage risks and also enhance overall performance.”

The WTG Manufacturer, Wind Farm and Transmission Works Supply Partners will be appointed later in 2014.  Following this, regional supply chain events will be organised through 2015 by ICOL and their Supply Partners to further promote opportunities for engagement throughout the supply chain, with particular focus on specialist suppliers and SMEs. These events will be organised in conjunction with government and enterprise agencies to maximise participation.

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