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C-Bed to Deploy Wind Innovation on Sandbank and DanTysk Offshore Wind Farms

Offshore wind service provider C-Bed will deploy its walk-to-work (W2W) service operation vessel (SOV) Wind Innovation on the DanTysk and Sandbank offshore wind farms in the German North Sea.

C-bed; Wind Innovation SOV

The operations and maintenance (O&M) service contract will commence in June. The company secured full activity for its 1999-built accommodation vessel until the fourth quarter of 2022 after winning a tender earlier this year.

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During the project, C-Bed will use the Danish Port of Esbjerg as a base port for crew change and loading of fresh supplies.

The O&M services will be carried out by Deutsche Windtechik, which also won the EU tender for both offshore wind farms in March this year.

This move follows the completion of the company’s contract signed with Ørsted last year for the deployment of its SOV on the Hornsea Two offshore wind farm in the UK.

“Last time we worked with Vattenfall was in 2016, and we are happy to once again be working together, this time welcoming more than 60 people onboard our SOV, Wind Innovation. Last year, we reached 10,000 completed gangway operations on board Wind Innovation and our promise to Vattenfall is to put all our offshore experience into play and secure another successful offshore wind project,” said Daniel Alon, General Manager of C-Bed.

“For this particular project, they will especially benefit from the adjustable pedestal on our gangway, allowing the flexibility of connecting to transition pieces of different heights on the two wind farms.”

Located some 70 kilometres west of the island of Sylt, the 288 MW DanTysk offshore wind farm comprises 80 Siemens Gamesa 3.6 MW turbines that have been in operation since 2014.

Sandbank offshore wind farm has been in operation since 2017. The wind farm also has a 288 MW capacity and its 72 Siemens Gamesa 4 MW turbines are spinning some 90 kilometres west of Sylt.

Both wind farms are owned by Vattenfall (51 per cent) and Stadtwerke München (49 per cent).

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