LIMPET TECHNOLOGY WINS EXPORT ORDER TO JAMAICAN WIND FARM WITH NEW CLIMB ASSIST SOLUTION
Edinburgh based Limpet Technology today announced that it has won the contract to supply its new climb assist solution to the Wigton Wind Farm in the Manchester Province of Jamaica. Developed in 2004, Wigton Wind Farm was the first utility scale wind energy project in the country and is still the largest wind farm in Jamaica.
Limpet Technology will supply its new Limpet® L2 dual-function safety system, an innovative powered climb assist solution that was developed with the support of project funding from Scottish Enterprise. The Limpet® L2 combines Intelligent Climb Assist® with Proactive Fall Prevention™ capability and provides assistance of up to 90% of the operator’s weight, including any tools they are carrying. Because fall protection is fully integrated into the system, any slip is immediately arrested, making long ladder climbs safer than ever before.
Limpet Technology’s Chief Executive, Stephen Cornwallis commented “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract for such a high profile wind farm in Jamaica. It totally validates our decision to develop the Limpet® L2 as a system that can compete on price with first generation climb assist products but does not compromise our vision of high quality performance, 25 year design life and total height safety.”
He went on, “We were closely supported by Scottish Enterprise in the development of this new product and I believe that this order represents a fantastic and successful example of where assistance from the public sector can tangibly benefit Scottish based companies involved in Technology, R&D and export manufacturing.”
Fergus Ewing, Scotland’s Minister for Business, Energy and Tourism commented “I am delighted this innovative company has achieved this success. With this new order, Limpet Technology provides further evidence that government backed initiatives are helping Scotland take the lead in engineering innovation and excellence in manufacture across the renewables supply chain”.
Rohan Hay, Operations Manager at Wigton Wind Farm added “After detailed evaluation, we selected the Limpet L2 ahead of other climb assist systems due to its high performance and integrated fall protection capability. Climbing turbines in the heat of a Jamaican summer can be physically exhausting but with Limpet’s 90% assistance, life should become a lot easier for our technicians, helping them to complete maintenance work faster and more efficiently.”
About Limpet Technology
Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, Limpet Technology Ltd combines innovative new approaches to height safety with world-class industrial design and engineering capabilities. Limpet Technology has developed key Intellectual Property into world-class height safety and access systems that address critical needs within industrial access, operations, maintenance and emergency rescue.
About Wigton Wind Farm
Built and commissioned in 2004, Wigton wind farm in Manchester province is Jamaica's first wind energy project. The 23-turbine scheme, with an installed capacity of 20.7 MW, was built for Wigton Wind Farm Ltd, a subsidiary of the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ). The wind farm allows Jamaica to meet and exceed its current target for renewable energy generating capacity. Extensions to the original wind farm took place in 2010 and 2015.
Wigton Wind Farm in Manchester, Jamaica
Fergus Ewing, Minister for Business, Energy and Tourism with Limpet Technology’s CEO Stephen Cornwallis at the RUK Global Offshore Wind trade show at the London Excel Centre