UK: Gardline to Supply Crew Transfer Vessels to Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm
Gardline, one of the leading vessel service providers for the offshore renewables sector, has been awarded a one year contract to supply two crew transfer vessels to Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm Limited.
RWE Innogy’s flagship Gwynt y Môr development is currently one of the largest in construction anywhere in Europe. A €2billion (EURO) project, Gwynt y Môr will consist of 160 turbines and is being built by RWE npower renewables in partnership with Stadtwerke München GmbH and Siemens in Liverpool Bay, off the North Wales coast.
Once operational, Gwynt y Môr will have an installed capacity of 576MW, using Siemens 3.6MW turbines and generators. Once fully operational it will be capable of generating enough clean, green energy to meet the average annual energy needs of around 400,000 homes1. Gardline, with its fleet of specialist turbine transfer vessels has been contracted to supply vessels to transport personnel to and from offshore wind turbines, offshore sub-stations and other vessels at sea.
The Coastal Services division of Gardline Environmental Ltd is one of the offshore renewables industry’s leading suppliers of support vessels for wind turbine and offshore installation as well as providing specialist crew training, management and operations.
Press release, February 20, 2013; Image: Gardline