Work Begins on Offshore Substations

(Press Release)
Tuesday, June 07, 2011

The state of the art crane vessel the Oleg Strashnov arrived at the Sheringham Shoal site early last week after a trip to Vlissingen in Holland to pick up further monopiles, and has resumed foundation installations.  Currently persons on board number 162, although this number will fluctuate according to activity.A new vessel operated by Visser and Smit, the Smit Constructor, also arrived on site last week.  The Constructor is carrying out secondary work in support of the windfarm construction, installing X-Beams, Bellmouths, J-tubes and PE pipes, which should provide the infrastructure required for the connections between the turbines and the substations for the transfer of electricity generated.  The Constructor is also equipped for the necessary diving work involved in these operations. There are currently 61 persons on board. This week, the commissioning work on the two offshore substations will begin, and typically there will be around 20 commissioning engineers on each substation during the hook up and commissioning phase (the maximum number possible per substation is 24 people).

To accommodate the commissioning team during this phase, a floating hotel, or Flotel, called the Wind Ambition will shortly be arriving. 162 m long and 28 m wide, with a crew of 60 on board, Wind Ambition can accommodate 137 guests. Formerly named 'King of Scandinavia', she served as a ferry on a route between Harwich/Newcastle and Esbjerg (Denmark) for a number of years.  During the remainder of the construction period, the Flotel will accommodate around 80 people at any one time, as the windfarm workers will use her as their base during their offshore rotas.  Until the arrival of the Wind Ambition, approximately 35 people per day have been transported to and from the windfarm via Wells Outer Harbor to carry out jobs offshore, so the Flotel will provide accommodation close to the site.

In support of the above vessels and the construction activity, various personnel transfer boats, including the high speed craft Vidar and the guard vessel Observer, will operate in the field.   The larger vessels, such as the Oleg Strashnov, will also be supported by anchor handlers, including the tugs the Boulder and the Typhoon.

The development of the Sheringham Shaol construction activity will typically involve around 400 people working offshore this week.

Maritime Reporter August 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

ICC Conference Focuses on Platform to Settle Disputes

The 5th ICC International Commercial Mediation Conference has brought together leading mediators, arbitrators, corporate managers and in-house counsel from around

Keystone XL Costs to Nearly Double - TransCanada

The total cost of TransCanada Corp's controversial Keystone XL pipeline is likely to nearly double following six years of regulatory delays, a company spokesman said on Friday.

Chevron To Find Buyers for Hawaiian Refinery

Chevron Corp has hired an investment bank to identify potential buyers of its 54,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Kapolei on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, a company official said.

Offshore

Nigerian Minister Pledges $1.3 bln for Power Companies

Nigeria's oil minister announced a 213 billion naira (1.3 billion US dollar) bail-out package for power companies on Saturday, nearly a year after the sector was privatised.

Rosneft says Exxon Still Continues to Work With it in Arctic

Russia's biggest oil producer Rosneft said on Saturday that Exxon Mobil was still continuing exploration drilling at their joint project in the Arctic Kara Sea.

EMGS - New Contract in the Norwegian Sea

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) announced an agreement from Statoil Petroleum AS for the Norwegian Sea. EMGS has now received a new contract from another oil and gas company worth USD 1.

News

Greek Ferry with Bulgarians On Board Sinks near Corfu

A Greek ferryboat with Bulgarian passengers on board has suffered an accident near the island of Corfu. The ferry was traveling from Italy’s Ancona to Patras

Japan's Minister Says Energy Policy Without Nuclear Difficult

Japan would find it difficult to formulate an energy policy without nuclear power given its lack of energy resources and the high cost of utilities for companies and households,

Nigerian Oil Workers Call Off Strike After Talks with Government

Nigerian oil workers' unions have called off a four-day strike after reaching a deal with the government in a dispute over pensions, they said on Saturday. A

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1927 sec (5 req/sec)