Reef Subsea to support turbine installation at German offshore wind project

8 October 2014 (Last Updated October 8th, 2014 18:30)

Subsea service specialist Reef Subsea has secured a contract with Areva Wind to offer field support during turbine commissioning at the Global Tech 1 offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.

Subsea service specialist Reef Subsea has secured a contract with Areva Wind to offer field support during turbine commissioning at the Global Tech 1 offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.

The project will use the multi-purpose, environmentally friendly DP2 construction support vessel Reef Despina.

"The Reef Subsea team will provide crucial field support to Areva Wind for the commissioning of 80 5MW offshore turbines, installed across 100km of coastline."

The Reef Subsea team will provide crucial field support to Areva Wind for the commissioning of 80 5MW offshore turbines, installed across 100km of coastline.

The project is the first for Reef Subsea in German waters.

The charter is scheduled to start early October this year and will last until at least February 2015. The contract comes with an extension option as well.

Reef Subsea CEO Duncan MacPherson said: "We are delighted to have secured this work scope with respected client, Areva Wind GmbH.

"We look forward to working with Areva to add value to the Global Tech I project, and build a long-term, mutually favourable relationship.

"This is the first project Reef Subsea has secured in German waters and we see it as an excellent opportunity to continue building on our exemplary track-record; as well as being the first step in our strategy to ensure we are in the optimum position for future German wind farm projects."

Earlier this year, the subsea specialist had successfully completed the delivery of the Boyla and Sierra L5 projects ahead of schedule.

Reef Subsea, which has operations in the UK and Norway, offers a range of services including: installation and trenching of flexible products; post-trench burial of all subsea products; project management; and engineering and QHSE management to the oil and gas, offshore renewables and power industries.

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