CWind announces £5.5m wind farm support contract

Thu, 04 September 2014

Leading offshore wind farm sector service provider, CWind, has signed a three year contract worth £5.5m to provide crew and equipment transfer for DONG Energy and Scottish Power at the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm. The contract, which includes an optional extension for a further 2 year period.

The Lieutenant P, the first of four CWind vessels to serve at West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm this year is already working on site. She is one of three CWind 20T MPCs scheduled to work on site, which later this year, will be joined by the newest addition to the CWind fleet, the CWhisper 20m SWATH.

West of Duddon Sands’ Head of Operations for DONG Energy, Steve Clarke, explained their procurement choice, “Combining excellent vessel capabilities and cost-effectiveness with a very good health and safety track record, in a competitive tender process, CWind was able to demonstrate that it was the right partner for this project.”

“I am delighted that both DONG Energy and Scottish Power have selected CWind as one of their O&M partners at West of Duddon Sands and we look forward to working together over the coming years to deliver a great service,” said Peter Jorgensen, Managing Director of CWind.

He continues, "This contract award again illustrates that CWind is a trusted partner for the major developers and with our track record of now having worked on 22 offshore windfarms we believe we are well positioned to support our customers O&M needs for the future."

CWind is a leading offshore wind industry service provider, working on construction and operations and maintenance projects and has a proven track record of delivering cost-effective, fuel efficient vessels, proven project solutions, highly experienced turbine technicians and fully accredited training services.

CWind regularly has over 200 technicians offshore as well as a growing list of international clients.  It is inspected to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001. Discover CWind and parent company, CTruk, at Seawork International in June on stand B9 and also on berths V10 and V25.

By Hannah Colls, Mercator Media

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