New contract for Rix Sea Shuttle

Fri, 15 April 2016

UK-based Rix Sea Shuttle has won a contract worth over £2m to supply crew transfer vessels to a wind farm off the coast of Norfolk.

Norwegian oil-major Statoil are heading to contract which will see the Rix Leopard and Rix Lion carry technicians to and from the wind farm which is currently under construction.

The Dungeon offshore windfarm is a joint venture that is owned by Statoil, Statkraft and Masdar, it expected to start generating electricity in early 2017.

James Doyle, managing director of Rix Sea Shuttle, said: “It was a hard fought tender but the quality and size of our vessels prevailed.”

He added: “The Leopard is one of the biggest working in the crew transfer market today. Our expertise and service, and assistance from Derrick Offshore and Pareto JGO Shipbrokers, came together to form a very strong pitch.”

The Rix Leopard can carry a crew of 24 technicians and the Lion can carry 12, each will operate for seven days at a time using Great Yarmouth as a base port.

Work on the £1.5bn, 402MW windfarm will get underway in August and is expected to run for 14 months. The contract does have an option to be extended.

Mr Doyle concluded: “The Dudgeon wind farm is a very exciting development and we are extremely pleased to be a part of it.”

“It is fantastic news for Norfolk, bringing a thriving industry and jobs to the region, and the UK renewables industry as a whole.”

Source: Alice Mason;

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