Vattenfall Issues Call for Horns Rev 3 Crew Transfer Vessels
Vattenfall is seeking crew transfer vessels (CTVs) to assist during the construction and operations and maintenance (O&M) phase on the 406MW Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm project in the Danish North Sea.
The vessels are to provide transport services to technicians and smaller cargo between the harbour of Esbjerg, optionally port of Hvide Sande, and the offshore wind farm.
For the construction phase, Vattenfall will enter into contract with one party providing two CTVs, starting 1 March and 1 June 2018, respectively, and ending 31 January 2019. The charters of each of the vessels can be extended by up to around six months.
For the O&M phase, Vattenfall is seeking a single provider of CTVs for a period of three years. The contracts are expected to start on 1 August 2018 and end on 31 July 2021. Each charter can be extended for a period of up to three years.
Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm is to be located off the Danish west coast, on the Horns Rev (Horns Reef) in a shallow area in the North Sea, approximately 25 kilometres northwest of the westernmost point of Denmark, Blåvands Huk.
The sailing distance from the Esbjerg harbour to the site is approximately 35 nautical miles.
The tender will remain open until 23 September 2017.
Horns Rev 3 will comprise 49 MHI Vestas 8MW turbines, optimised at 8.3MW.