CTC Marine Projects (a Member of Trico Marine Group) is awarded a significant contract for the installation and trenching of 80 infield cables on the BARD Offshore 1 Wind Farm Project, in the western North Sea.
The workscope, for client Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH (NSW) and ultimate client BARD Engineering GmbH, will include the lay, trenching and pull in of the infield cables into the foundations to connect 5 Mega Watt turbines together in strings and finally to an AC offshore transformer.
The contract, which will utilize one of CTC’s DPII vessels, equipped with trenching and cable installation equipment combined with CTC’s experienced personnel, is due to commence in May 2010. Once operational, the wind farm will produce 400 Mega Watts of total power and will be the first large scale offshore wind farm with this size of turbines and to reach such a water depth of 40 metres.
CTC Managing Director, Daryl Lynch says of the contract success, “At CTC, it is the onshore and offshore management and subsea engineering experience, skills and professionalism of our people that make us the obvious contractor of choice for this wind farm cable installation workscope. CTC is looking forward to establishing a productive and long term relationship with NSW and BARD Engineering in the offshore wind farm business.”