Hughes Sub Surface Engineering Ltd. have been awarded a safety certificate for completing 1,500 incident free dives on the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm project during a recent visit by UK HS&E.
The certificate, awarded to the on shore HSSE Offshore Management, was presented by RWE’s contract package manager onboard the DP2 vessel Red7 Tonjer (formally the Normand Tonjer).
HSSE were originally awarded the £5million contract for diving and cable installation support services in 2012, at the time RWE npower renewables’ Gwynt y Môr Project Director, Toby Edmonds said: “Hughes Sub Surface Engineering is providing crucial diving services to support the construction of Gwynt y Môr. Finding this level of specialism so close to the construction site has been hugely beneficial in developing good working relationships. HSSE has been working hard to meet the needs of the renewables industry and as a result is now one of the largest suppliers of diving services to the offshore wind industry.”
The award for the 1,500 dives has been presented in recognition of the Red7 Tonjer vessel alone, and as such a full project estimation is assumed to be roughly around 2,000 dives incident free.
Managing Director, Ian Hughes said: “Hughes Sub Surface Engineering are very pleased be to issued with this certificate of recognition, all our personnel are certified to the highest level and display a strong sense of safety on a daily basis and this can be seen through successfully reaching this milestone.”
Press Release, April 09, 2014; Image: hsse