SAL Offshore’s main vessel, the DP Class II MV Lone, equipped with Work Class ROV, successfully installed the VOITH Hytide 1000-13 tidal turbine.
Coming directly from her previous employment on the Parbuckling Project (Costa Concordia), the MV Lone proceeded to Stavanger in Norway to mobilize an ROV spread and project equipment. The mobilization was completed in two and a half days at which time the vessel sailed to Kirkwall/Orkney Islands in the North of Scotland to load an LARS (Launch And Recovery System) for the turbine.
After conducting a HIRA (Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment) with all involved parties and a function test of the equipment MV Lone departed Kirkwall for the EMEC (European Marine Energy Centre) test site to conduct DP trials and ultimately install the turbine.
Offshore WIND staff, February 14, 2014; Image: SAL Heavy Lift