Seacat Services to deploy four vessels to assist construction at Burbo Bank extension

26 May 2016 (Last Updated May 26th, 2016 18:30)

Offshore support vessel operator Seacat Services has made an agreement with Denmark-based Dong Energy to deliver all crew transfer services at its 258MW Burbo Bank extension project in the Irish Sea.

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Offshore support vessel operator Seacat Services has made an agreement with Denmark-based Dong Energy to deliver all crew transfer services at its 258MW Burbo Bank extension project in the Irish Sea.

Being the second deal signed this year between the companies, the current contract will feature four vessels with durations of three to 11 months.

The first was signed last month and included a four-workboat construction support deal for the 580MW Race Bank Offshore Windfarm in England.

The Burbo Bank extension project will see the deployment of 32 MHI Vestas turbines of 8MW each, enhancing its capacity from the current 90MW.

"The project will see the deployment of 32 MHI Vestas turbines of 8MW each, enhancing its capacity from the current 90MW."

Project director Claus Bøjle Møller said: "Dong Energy is absolutely committed to investing in the UK and we are delighted to be working with Seacat Services for use of their vessels that operate out of the Isle of Wight."

Seacat will use four of its class-certified catamarans, which include vessels Volunteer, Endeavour, Defender, and Ranger to install the turbines and infrastructure at the site.

They are capable of transferring technicians and necessary equipment safely to the project at high speeds and in bad weather conditions. They will be operated by a team of 22 members of the Seacat Services crew.

Construction is expected to begin later this month and completed Q2 2017.


Image: The Seacat vessels will be able to transfer technicians and required equipment safely to and from the project site. Photo: courtesy of Seacat Services.