CWind, a provider of services to the offshore wind industry, have signed a three-year contract to provide crew and equipment transfer for DONG Energy and Scottish Power at the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm. The contract, which includes an optional extension for a further two-year period, is valued to CWind at £5.5 million.
The Lieutenant P, the first of four CWind vessels to serve at West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm this year, is already working on site. She is one of three CWind 20T MPCs scheduled to work on site, which later this year, will be joined by the newest addition to the CWind fleet, the CWhisper 20m SWATH.
Steve Clarke, West of Duddon Sands Head of Operations for DONG Energy, explained their procurement choice: “Combining excellent vessel capabilities and cost-effectiveness with a very good health and safety track record, in a competitive tender process, CWind was able to demonstrate that they were the right partner for this project.”
“I am delighted that both DONG Energy and Scottish Power have selected CWind as one of their O&M partners at West of Duddon Sands and we look forward to working together over the coming years to deliver a great service,” said Peter Jorgensen, Managing Director of CWind. "This contract award again illustrates that CWind is a trusted partner for the major developers and with our track record of now having worked on 22 offshore windfarms we believe we are well positioned to support our customers O&M needs for the future."