Global Offshore awarded Arcadis Ost 1 cable contract

Global Offshore

Global Offshore, part of the Global Marine Group, has been awarded a contract for the installation and burial of 27 array cables at Parkwind’s
Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm.

The scope of work will see Global Offshore carry out the project management and marine engineering; cable protection systems supply and installation, pre and post lay surveys, cable loading and laying, cable burial and post-burial survey.  As part of the turnkey package, Global Offshore’s sister company, OceanIQ, will provide route engineering services for the project, with another of Global Offshore’s sister companies, CWind, providing crew transfer vessels and cable pull-in services.

Global Offshore will be utilising two of Global Marine Group’s cable ships, Normand Clipper and Global Symphony, with work at the site commencing in the second half of 2022.

Mike Daniel, Managing Director at Global Offshore, said, “We are delighted to confirm this latest contract win, which will see us to provide the unsurpassed service to Parkwind that our customers have come to expect from Global Offshore. We have been providing cable trenching, installation, burial, management, repair, and maintenance services to the offshore wind industry since the installation of the first European offshore wind farm two decades’ ago.

“With a dedicated in-house engineering department, an experienced project management team, and a wealth of capable offshore personnel, alongside specialist offshore assets, we are confident in our ability to ensure the success of this project.”

Elien Van Winckel, Cable Package Manager at Parkwind, said: “We are pleased to award the Arcadis Ost 1 cable installation contract to Global Offshore. They have been selected for their extensive expertise and know-how in dealing with particularly challenging soil conditions.”

Arcadis Ost 1 wind farm will have a capacity of about 257 MW and is located in the Baltic Sea, 19 km north-east of the island of Rügen, within the 12 nautical mile zone of the Federal State Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany. Parkwind secured grid capacity for the project in the offshore wind auction in Germany back in 2018.  Offshore installation works are expected to start works in 2022. It is expected to be operational in 2023, and will be capable of generating enough green electricity for the annual power consumption of more than 290,000 homes.

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