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 July 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Australian PM Promises 2500 Shipbuilding Jobs

Up to 2,500 shipbuilding jobs in Adelaide will be safe for "all time", the Prime Minister says, ahead of the expected announcement to build a new fleet of Navy ships worth $39 billion, reports ABC.

Egypt Says Finishes Work on New Suez Canal

Egypt has finished building its New Suez Canal, its overseer said on Wednesday, a project President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi sees as a symbol of national pride and

CMA CGM to Resume Service to Iran

The world's third-largest container shipping group, France's CMA CGM, said on Monday it would resume operations to Iran following the deal between Tehran and world

Offshore

CWind Joins National Workboat Association

Citing crew transfer services as an integral part of its offering, offshore wind industry service provider CWind announced it is now a member of the National Workboat Association (NWA) of the U.

BG Group Starts up Sixth FPSO in the Santos Basin

BG Group announced first oil from the Cidade de Itaguaí floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, the sixth unit to start production across the

BG Awards Fugro MBES, Seabed Coring Contract

Fugro has been awarded a contract by BG International Limited Sucursal Honduras to conduct an integrated multibeam echosounder (MBES) survey and seabed coring campaign

News

Chinese Slowdown Hitting Container Shipping

The slowdown in China’s economy poses some risks for container shipping, according to Drewry Maritime Research.   According to a new report from Drewry Shipping Consultants Ltd,

CMA CGM Strengthens its Presence in Lebanon

The CMA CGM Group upgrades its Lebanese service by adding a call in Beirut on its EPIC line, joining North Europe to Indian sub-continent, and on its MEX line, joining the Mediterranean to Asia.

Pentalver Opens London Container Facility

U.K. inland container service operator Pentalver opened a new five-acre site at the U.K.’s newest deep sea container port, DP World London Gateway, the London Port Authority announced.

 
 
Maritime Security Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | 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: 0.2093 sec (5 req/sec)