Reef Subsea Power & Umbilical has been tasked with the installation and burial of 14 high-voltage power cables at Lincs Offshore Wind Farm located 8km off the Lincolnshire coastline. The wind farm will have a capacity of 270 MW and will transmit power to the National Grid substation in North Norfolk in 2012. Reef Subsea Power & Umbilical will provide all onshore and offshore project management and engineering for this project, including all transpooling arrangements. During this project, Reef Subsea Power & Umbilical will utilise their MD3 Cable Plough, and installation spread will be deployed from the Maersk Assister.
In addition to winning this contract, Reef Subsea Power & Umbilical has also recently secured a major contract with Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm Ltd, which is expected to be one of the largest wind farms in Europe, and ordered a Heavy Duty Cable Plough with the capability to bury cables and subsea umbilicals up to 200 mm outer diameter and 3 metre bending radius.
Tim Sheehan, Chief Operating Officer of Reef Subsea, said: “This contract with Lincs Offshore Wind Limited is an additional milestone for Reef Subsea, and strengthens our reputation as specialists in the Renewables sector. Our workscope confirms our expertise in offshore cable installation and burial, and we look forward to delivering this project to Lincs Offshore Wind Limited.”
Daryl Lynch, Managing Director of Reef Subsea Power & Umbilical, added: “We are proud to be working on this project for Lincs Offshore Wind Limited, and will put all of our past experience to do a great job for our client. Between this and past success of contracts for other wind farm projects, including Gwynt y Môr, we look forward to building up our reputation as the best in our field.”
Reef Subsea is an international group providing cost-effective integrated subsea services – IRM and construction, installation and burial and dredging and excavation - to the oil and gas and renewables industries. Its specialised subsidiaries provide operators and contractors with highly experienced personnel, key subsea technologies and construction support vessels. Reef Subsea serves its clients in the deep-water or demanding environments of the North Sea, Americas, Middle-East and South-East Asia areas. Reef Subsea is a 50/50 owned company of GC Rieber Shipping and HitecVision.