Expertise Hub VIDEO: Coordinating Logistics Is the Main Trick (Seaway Heavy Lifting)

Getting the supply chain to work in such way that there are no delays in offshore works is the main trick of the business for an EPCI contractor, according to Richard den Hollander, Business Development Director at Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL), the company currently working on the Beatrice offshore wind farm in the UK. 

Find out more about this part of the industry and SHL’s business and projects by watching our Offshore WIND Expertise Hub interview with Richard den Hollander, recorded at the beginning of June 2017 in London.

Since our conversation, SHL has progressed with its work on the Beatrice project and the first jacket foundation is now installed at the site. The company expects to finish its part of the job early next year, Den Hollander told Offshore WIND.

Seaway Heavy Lifting, now fully-owned by Subsea 7, is also preparing for work on the Trianel Windpark Borkum II offshore wind farm in Germany, after being awarded an EPCI contract in November 2016. In June, SHL was busy with engineering and was working on getting all the supply chain contracts in place. Offshore installation is scheduled to take place next year.

Outside Europe, SHL is positioning itself in the emerging offshore wind markets. In the U.S., the company has been involved in the offshore energy sector through the oil & gas industry, so it knows the type of regulations to cope with, Richard den Hollander said, adding that SHL is also looking into Far East offshore wind markets, which offer a lot of opportunities.

For more Expertise Hub interviews, visit Navingo’s Offshore WIND channel on Vimeo.

The next Offshore WIND Expertise Hub will be held during the Offshore WIND Conference/ Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2017 from 9 to 11 October in Amsterdam. 

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