The Harwich Dock Company (HDC) and Offshore Marine Management (OMM) have secured a significant long term contract with DONG Energy, one of the leading energy groups in Northern Europe, to provide cable storage and management services at the Harwich Navyard in Essex.
The first project of this long-term agreement will see OMM providing cable engineering, commissioning, consultancy and general cables services at Harwich Navyard to support DONG Energy’s wind farm operations and maintenance works.
HDC enlisted the expertise of OMM as cable industry specialists when the opportunity arose to provide a cable storage O&M hub for DONG Energy. HDC worked successfully with OMM in 2011, providing local facilities to OMM during the installation of array cables for the Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm. Following a tender process, DONG Energy made the award to the HDC-OMM partnership; both companies’ track records in the renewable sector played a significant factor in securing the contract.
The contract represents a significant milestone for the former naval port, as Harwich looks to develop its capabilities in the renewables sector. Bill Binks from HDC said: “This is an important contract for us as we look to attract more renewable energy companies to Harwich. Our strategic partnership with leading suppliers to the industry, like OMM, is a key part of this new direction for the company.”