Ørsted has awarded Ziton A/S with a contract to provide a service jack-up vessel or vessels for main component exchanges at offshore wind farms out of warranty in the United Kingdom, Germany and/or Denmark.
Under the Service Jack-up Framework Agreement 2019, Ziton will provide the vessel(s) to carry out lifting operations and provide related services including the lifting equipment.
The scope of services includes component exchanges such as blades, blade bearings, main bearings, gearboxes, generators, and transformers. Other tasks requiring a stable lifting platform may also be included, Ørsted said.
Furthermore, Ørsted requires full-service management of the vessel and her operations and may include specified requirements such as sea fastening and tagline system for the above main components.
The contract was concluded in early May. The duration of the contract has not been disclosed. Ziton was one of the four bidders in the tendering procedure.
The two companies signed a similar three-year contract in August 2016.