CWind Wins Gwynt y Môr OWF Contract
CWind has announced that it has won a contract to support CT Offshore in the installation of 63 of the 161 inter-array cables at the 576MW Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm off the North Wales coast.
CWind’s role involves sending a team to the Netherlands to perform both an OTDR fibre and an insulation resistance test on the cable at load-on. During the installation, CWind tower teams will pre-rig towers prior to the arrival of the installation vessel to speed up installation times and pull-in the cables at both ends.
Colin Urquhart, Operations Director of CWind commented on the contract win: “Over the last few years we have provided cable pulling and repair support at several UK offshore wind farms, including Barrow, Greater Gabbard, Lincs, Ormonde, Thanet, Walney 1 and West of Duddon Sands. Our experience with array, export and PCC cables as well as all current cable protection systems and installation methodologies enables us to arrive on site ready with the appropriate kit and proven techniques. We are pleased to be able to now support the installation at Gwynt y Môr.
“CT Offshore A/S’s Head of Project, Rune Kaltoft, said: “As the pre-rigging and pull-in operations are of great importance to the overall installation process, it was obvious for us to make use of the extended knowledge and experience built up between our two companies during our successful cooperation at the West of Duddon Sands OWF.”
Press release, February 11, 2014; Image: CWind