Chelmsford, Thursday 21 March 2019. Global Marine Group’s Global Offshore division, a leading provider of cable installation, repair and trenching services to the offshore renewables, utilities and oil & gas markets, will soon begin work on a significant project with leading offshore wind power developer and operator Vattenfall. The contract will see Global Offshore completing the inter array cable installation, burial, testing and termination at the 72 turbine Danish Kriegers Flak site, located in the Baltic Sea.
Installation work will be completed by the Global Symphony, a vessel proficient in the installation of inter array cables, supported by the Group’s extensive fleet. The project will be engineered and executed by Global Offshore’s experienced team, who have completed over 23 offshore wind farm cable projects, including most recently work at Kincardine, Merkur and the Rampion Offshore Wind Farms.
Global Offshore’s work on site will begin with boulder clearance utilising a brand new, multi-function pre-lay and backfill subsea plough. Commissioned from Osbit Limited, with delivery to coincide with the project commencement, the plough minimises the operational risk and time required to install subsea cables utilising unrivalled single pass capability that delivers boulder clearance and pre-trenching up to 1.7m, in a single run.
Mike Daniel, Managing Director of Global Offshore, commented, “We’re extremely pleased to be working with Vattenfall on this milestone project at what will be Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm, producing enough energy to power over half a million homes. As a Group, we have a combined track record of over 850 power cable installations, working in both the offshore renewables and oil & gas markets. Once completed, the installations at this important offshore wind farm will push that tally close to 1,000 power cable installations. Our team’s work will be begin on site in summer 2019 with boulder clearance along the cable installation route utilising our new pre-lay plough, which is an exciting new tool for our subsea business.”
Mr. Daniel continued, “We’re equally pleased to be working with our CWind colleagues within the Global Marine Group who will be completing the cable pull-in activities on site. This key renewable project showcases the value and strength of the whole Group, and our collaborative and complimentary offering which combines wide-ranging experience in multiple offshore sectors, all supported by technical knowledge and recognised engineering capabilities.”