KEM Offshore to Stand Guard over Hohe See and Albatros Offshore Wind Farms

Danish ship owner KEM Offshore has won a long term contract to provide guard vessel services during the construction of EnBW’s Hohe See and Albatros offshore wind farms in the German North Sea.

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The Hohe See wind farm will, combined with the Albatros extension, comprise 87 Siemens 7MW turbines installed about 100 kilometres offshore in the “BorWin cluster”.

Construction work is scheduled for commencement in the first quarter of 2018 and could run until April 2020, KEM Offshore said.

“Our guard vessels already have proven track records in the North Sea market, but this is our first long-term contract and we are of course excited and very proud to have been selected by EnBW to perform this work,” says Brian Schlosser, Business Development Manager at KEM Offshore.

“Our feeling is that our clients have increased focus on parameters such as redundancy and vessel back up plans to ensure that construction schedules will not face any interruptions and with our fleet based in the port of Esbjerg and our capability to react very quick, we can offer our clients a reliable and no-nonsense setup that also works if unforeseen incidents occur.”