Seacat Freedom Chartered for Greater Gabbard O&M

Greater Gabbard Offshore Winds Ltd (GGOWL), a joint venture between SSE and Innogy, has awarded Seacat Services with a long-term contract to provide operations and maintenance support at the 140-turbine Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm.

Seacat Freedom (Image: Seacat Services/ Tamarindo Group)

For the coming years, Seacat Services will be providing logistical support, encompassing high-speed transfer of technicians and critical equipment to the wind farm from the O&M base at the Port of Lowestoft.

The charters will be undertaken by the company’s vessel Seacat Freedom, a 23m Controllable Pitch Propeller catamaran launched in 2016.

The Greater Gabbard wind farm is located 23 kilometres off the coast of Suffolk. It comprises Siemens 3.6MW wind turbines and has an installed capacity of 504 megawatts.