Global Marine Group (GMG), a leading provider of offshore engineering services to the renewables, telecommunications, and oil and gas industries, announced recently that it has successfully completed a remedial cable burial project for Prinses Amaliawindpark (PAWP), a wind farm off the Netherlands’ West Coast. PAWP covers an area of about 14 square kilometers and includes 60 wind turbines connected by eight in-field cable strings that converge at the central offshore high voltage station.
The project, operated by Eneco, (an energy company responsible for generating and supplying sustainable energy originating from wind, heat, biomass, and solar farms) was completed on schedule and in conjunction with operational and safety standards. Upon completion, the customer described the outcome as having met ‘superb standards.’
GMG’s first project with Eneco has been executed by CWind, which is part of GMG and is responsible for delivering the company’s power capabilities. The contract was secured, in part, due to GMG’s proven track record of completing complex cable burial projects and to having the trenching equipment already mobilized for rapid deployment. The project used CWind’s in-house resources including the CS Recorder, which has DP2 dynamic positioning; the Q1000, a powerful remotely operated vehicle (ROV) jet trenching system; as well as a skilled onshore and offshore engineering team.
The 28-kilometer shore-connection cable responsible for delivering power to the onshore substation was installed in 2007 and was trenched below the seabed to depths of up to three meters. Natural movement of the seabed in the subsequent 10 years reduced its burial depth. As such, the main objective of the project was to rebury the cable to ensure its protection in commercial waters, and to comply with the site’s permit requirements.
“We are extremely pleased with the work carried out for us by the CWind team,” said Jeroen Achterberg, Eneco project manager. “With a 100-percent clean safety record and high levels of safety awareness during the reburial project, the results led to the project being completed within schedule and to superb standards.”
“Key to the success of the PAWP assignment was our ability to respond quickly to the client’s requirements by drawing on available in-house resources and, of course, our wide experience in offshore wind farm engineering,” said Lee Andrews, managing director of CWind. “We completed the project in just three weeks with utmost safety and efficiency — great work by all concerned.”
Source: Global Marine Group
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