Subsea engineering firm Ecosse Subsea Systems has been awarded a third seabed clearance contract by Dong Energy for a wind farm construction project.
Located 8km off the Yorkshire coast, east of Hull, the £800m Westermost Rough wind farm development will have 35 turbines of 6MW capacity each, covering a total area of 35km².
The power generated by the project is expected to provide enough electricity to meet the demands of 200,000 UK homes.
The subsea engineering company has started offshore operations on the Westermost Rough development.
Ecosse Subsea Systems will install its SCAR subsea boulder clearance system on up to 35 array cable routes, with the project engineered and delivered aboard the anchor handling vessel Havila Jupiter, with works expected to conclude in the third quarter of 2014.
Ecosse have successfully deployed their SCAR system complete with ROV and survey support in order to help accelerate field performance.
Ecosse Subsea Systems commercial director, Keith McDermott, said: "This contract follows on the completion of successful field trials on the Westermost Rough offshore wind farm project.
"Our technology has a proven track record in providing speedy, accurate and cost effective seabed clearance operations and this was a key factor in the contract award. We are delighted to be working again with DONG Energy and look forward to delivering a safe and effective project."
Image:ESS SCAR Plough pictured on the Havila Jupiter. Photo: courtesy of Ecosse Subsea Systems.