CWind wins 20 year Operations & Maintenance contract

TC Westermost Rough OFTO Limited has appointed offshore renewables specialist CWind to maintain on- and offshore assets at Westermost Rough offshore wind farm.

CWind, a leading provider of services to the offshore wind industry, has announced today, that it has won a contract to provide mechanical & electrical services to the offshore and onshore substations at Westermost Rough offshore wind farm.

Timed to coincide with the handover of the OFTO assets to TC Westermost Rough OFTO Limited, the company has signed up CWind to maintain the mechanical and electrical systems of both the offshore and onshore substations as well as the routine inspections of the onshore cables for the 205 MW project 8km off the Holderness coast. The contract covers all routine inspection, diagnostics and planned maintenance work, as well as a first response service and offshore transport, for a period of 20 years commencing in February 2016.

Dominik Adamus, Senior Commercial Manager at Transmission Capital, the Asset Manager for TC Westermost Rough OFTO Limited, said: “We’re very pleased to have come to this agreement with CWind for the operation and maintenance of our assets at Westermost Rough. CWind won the contract on the back of their integrated offering, covering all aspects of our requirements. The combination of technical capability and cost-effective logistics assets was a strong factor in our selection. The fact that they already have established operations in Grimsby and recent experience at Westermost Rough, presented an additional benefit.”

Chris Randle, CEO CWind commented on the contract win: “We’re delighted to be working closely with Transmission Capital to support the OFTO for the first time at Westermost Rough. This contract is a testament to our O&M capabilities gained at 15 offshore wind farms since 2009; and the industry-leading approach of Transmission Capital in bringing innovative asset management solutions to the sector. It demonstrates the confidence key players in the industry have in entering into long-term partnership arrangements with us.”