Jee Ltd., a subsea engineering and training firm, completed a contract with Technip Offshore Wind Ltd. for the provision of subsea power cable installation engineering on a new offshore wind farm project.
Jee provided Technip with information about the safest and most efficient way to install the cables, thereby helping to minimize installation costs and reduce the risk of cable damage during offshore operations.
The project, Gunfleet Sands 3, is located eight miles off the coast of Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, and is the latest offshore wind farm development from Danish firm, DONG Energy.
A number of industry firsts were realized in this development, including the use of Siemens new six-megawatt turbine, the first of its kind to be used offshore. Pioneering technologies were showcased and tested, such as a novel cable protection system and a new foundation design, all being used to optimize the build and operation of offshore wind farms to ultimately reduce the cost of energy produced.
Technip also commissioned Jee to undertake a similar scope of work for the Borkum West 2 project in Germany. Work will take place through the remainder of Q1 and Q2 in 2013.