CWind, a leading provider of integrated services to the wind industry, has announced that it has been awarded a contract for the supply of two crew transfer vessels to the London Array offshore wind farm (OWF) supporting operation and maintenance (O&M) activities.
London Array OWF is located 20 km off the Kent coast in the outer Thames Estuary. Both workboats, the CWind Alliance and CWind Artimus, will be operating from Ramsgate in Kent. CWind Alliance is familiar with the site and in 2013 received a recognition by Siemens for its outstanding vessel performance on site. During its first stint at the project, CWind Alliance completed 6,000 hours of service. CWind Alliance delivered an impressive 363 days of operation on the London Array OWF in 2012.
The O&M contract at London Array OWF is the first assignment for CWind Artimus after being named at Seawork 2015 last June. The 22-m crew boat powered by IPS is capable of carrying up to 30t payload or 24,000 liters of fuel, expanding cargo capacities and nautical range.
“We’re very pleased to return to London Array and support their O&M activities,” said Bruce Clements, business development manager at CWind. “We are delighted to have won this contract following a challenging competitive tender process and we look forward to working with London Array Ltd and its partners over the coming years. This contract award is further recognition of our innovative vessel solutions providing our customers in O&M with a winning combination.”
— Source: CWind