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Barrington Energy

What We Do

Barrington Energy is a Construction and Operations management company working in the renewable energy sector, specialising in offshore wind. Established in 2017, Barrington offers developers, operators and contractors an outstanding service that exploits years of experience in helping successfully deliver offshore wind projects – from development through to generation.

Our detailed understanding of both the technical and commercial aspects of the project lifecycle (from feasibility, tendering, construction and installation to operation, contracts and administration) enables us to create a bespoke solution for every client. We pride ourselves on creating intelligent, integrated management strategies that help ensure a project is delivered both on time and on budget. Our approach relies on taking the time to reach a genuine understanding of the particular opportunities and challenges each project presents.

The directors of Barrington Energy have substantial combined experience from management roles on over 40 offshore wind projects in the UK, Europe and Asia. They have built up strong links with many of the sector’s leading consultants. This enables Barrington to match projects with teams of people that offer the most effective blend of skills and attributes.

Our Services

Barrington Energy offers the following services, which can be commissioned either in isolation or as part of an integrated package:

Procurement and Contract Negotiation

  • Preparation of pre-qualification documents
  • Preparation of tender documents, including detailed employer’s requirements (ERs)
  • Maximising client benefit through assertive management of the tender process
  • Tender analysis and reporting
  • Negotiation of both the commercial and technical aspects of contracts

Project Package and Contract Management

  • Project and technical management, including ensuring compliance to ERs, and creating and reviewing technical documents for:-
    • Foundations
    • Cables
    • Wind Turbines
    • O&M
  • Contract management including enforcing terms, dealing with claims, and variation management
  • Budget control
  • Project controls, including risk management and interface management

Operations, Assets and Marine Management

  • Marine logistic planning for construction and operations
  • Marine coordination
  • Vessel selection
  • O&M strategy development
  • O&M base set up
  • Maintenance planning and generation optimisation
  • Control system set up
  • Spare strategies

Our People

Directors

Barrington Energy’s two directors, Stuart Brand and Alex Low, both offer many years’ experience in the delivery of offshore projects, from feasibility studies through to generation. In the past decade, they’ve directed both management and project teams on over 40 wind farms in the UK, Europe and Asia, overseeing a variety of work packages. These have included foundation installation and cables, quality management, onshore pre-assembly and wind turbine installation, and operations and maintenance.

Stuart Brand

Stuart has over 20 years’ experience delivering projects in the energy industry, working in a range of both technical and management roles up to directorship level. Relying on excellent communication skills, expert knowledge of technical roles, and insights gained from professional leadership training, Stuart has built an outstanding track record in building and motivating specialist teams.

Before becoming a co-director of Barrington Energy in 2017, Stuart worked as Operations Director at 3sun Group in Great Yarmouth for over seven years, executing a long list of wind farm projects. A key achievement in this role was taking the company into renewables for the first time (securing 70 per cent of the UK and European market within three years). Stuart’s professional experience also includes working on projects in the UK and Europe for BP, MHI Vestas, DONG, Statoil, SSE, Siemens, CNR, Premier Oil, Shell and GE.

Alex Low

Alex Low A senior manager with over two decades’ experience of working in the construction sector, Alex has a proven ability to deliver on complex, large-scale projects. Focusing in recent years on the development of offshore wind farms, he offers extensive experience in contract management, quantity surveying and business development. A strategic thinker and able negotiator, Alex balances a talent for detail with the ability to both build and motivate project teams.

Before becoming a co-director of Barrington Energy in 2017, Alex worked as a Commercial Manager for Turner Iceni, and at Seajacks UK in Great Yarmouth, latterly as Contract Manager. The Seajacks role included project managing the transport and installation contract (over £200m) for the Meerwind offshore wind farm, and delivering substantial vessel modifications (one of which was said to be ‘impossible’). A qualified Chartered Surveyor, Alex previously worked as a Project Surveyor for construction consultancy David Langdon LLP.

How We Work

The Right People

At Barrington Energy we listen carefully to a client’s needs, then build the right team to help them meet their objectives. Able to draw on established relationships with some of the offshore industry’s leading professionals, our directors create an effective blend of project skills using people they know they can rely on.

The Right Approach

Adopting a team-driven approach to project management means Barrington Energy can offer their clients cost savings without compromising efficiency. Depending on the demands of a particular project, we have a team either located in country, working between the location and the UK on rotation, or based in Barrington’s UK head office. Organising things this way eliminates the cost of having personnel in country when direct contact is unnecessary. However, a senior manager is always on site to ensure work packages are kept on track. In addition, to reflect the logistical demands of the construction phase, the number of Barrington personnel in country will always increase during a project’s closing stages.

The Right Balance

Barrington’s rotational model doesn’t only offer cost benefits. Basing team members in our UK office when appropriate means they can optimise their productivity by working directly with other colleagues – and benefit from the difference in time zones by continuing to work after the business day has finished in country. Critically, over the long term, this rotational structure allows Barrington to both attract and retain the industry’s very best people, some of whom are not looking to relocate full time.

Key Benefits

Contact

Barrington Energy Ltd
Bure Park Business Centre
Caister Road
Great Yarmouth
Norfolk
NR30 4DL
UK

Privacy Policy

This is the privacy policy for the Barrington Energy website operated by Barrington Limited who is the data controller for information collected through this site. The purpose of this policy is to inform you on how we collect and use your information when you use our website. At Barrington Energy, we are committed to being fair and transparent about how we collect, use and protect your personal information.

Why do we collect and use your information?

  • To provide you with the best possible experience and service;
  • To use your information for market research and for updating our website;

What information do we collect?

  • Your browsing information such as information about the webpages you visit on our site collected by browsing cookies, IP address, location, activity on our website;

Legal basis for using your information

We use your personal information because we have a legitimate business interests in in providing you with the best possible experience, telling you about our goods and services and ensuring we can run our business and to carry out analytics and research.

Where we have contracted to provide a service we will process your information in order to fulfil our contract with you.

We also use your personal information because we have a set of legal obligations, such as meeting our taxation duties, managing legal claims, and preventing the sale of restricted items to minors.

Who do we share your information with?

We may share your information with third parties if you give us permission to do so. If granted permission, we will only do so selectively and carefully. You can withdraw your permission for this at any time. We may also be obliged to share your information with third parties where legally required to do so under relevant laws and government requests.

We may transfer your information abroad and outside the European Economic Area for business purposes and also for using services such as Google Analytics. If we do so, we will ensure adequate safeguards are in place such as confidentiality agreements protecting your information.

Links to other websites

This privacy policy is only for this website. It does not cover any websites that can be accessed from our website. For any other websites please refer to their own privacy policies.

Security and retention

Protecting your information is of great importance to us, and we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard any information we collect from you. These include the use of password protected systems, staff access restrictions and data retention schedules.

We hold your information for as long as we have a legal obligation or business need to do so. For example, we may hold your information to meet our taxation obligations and manage any legal claims.

Your Rights

You have a number of rights with regards to your information. In some circumstances you can:

  • Access and obtain a copy of your information (if necessary in a machine readable format);
  • Require us to amend incorrect or incomplete information;
  • Require us to stop collecting or delete your information;
  • Object to the way we are processing your information;
  • If you would like to exercise any of these rights, or put through a request for a copy of your data, please contact us at enquiries@barrington-energy.com.

If you have any complaints regarding how we have collected or handled your information, you may report a complaint to enquiries@barrington-energy.com.

The full legal name of our business who is the data controller for your data is:

Barrington Energy Ltd
Bure Park Business Centre
Caister Road
Great Yarmouth
Norfolk
NR30 4DL
UK

You also have a right to contact the Information Commissioner who is the Data Privacy Regulator for the UK.

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