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CT Offshore enters Gwynt y Môr OWF

Last week an agreement was finalised and signed between CT Offshore and Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm Limited, covering free-laying, installation and burial of 63 cables of the in total 161 inter-array cables at one of Europe’s largest offshore wind farms.

(WK-intern) – The cable laying and installation will be conducted by the company’s own cable laying vessel SIA, which has already arrived at Gwynt y Môr and will start the cable installation once fully mobilised.

To carry out the post lay burial of the cables in scope, CT Offshore has entered into a framework agreement with Fugro Subsea Services Limited, as principle subcontractor. They will bring in the vessel SALTIRE to bury the cables subsequently using their Q1400 trencher.

CEO at CT Offshore, Frank Hansen says: “CT Offshore is very content with the agreement made with RWE and we really look forward to joining the Gwynt y Môr project. Following our latest success in the Irish Sea on West of Duddon Sands, we feel confident that with the Fugro team alongside, we will accomplish well and in due time.”

RWE npower renewables’ Gwynt y Môr Project Director, Toby Edmonds, said: “This contract will see CT Offshore and its subcontractor, Fugro, install 63 array cables at Gwynt y Môr.

Offshore construction, eight miles off the North Wales coast in Liverpool Bay, is progressing well with 113 of the 160 turbines now in place, first generation achieved last August and only 11 foundations left to be installed. Construction is on schedule to be completed later this year.”

For more information, please contact
Annette Poulsen, Executive Secretary, Tel. +45 2753 0773 / anp@ctoffshore.com

About CT Offshore
CT Offshore is a subsea cabling installer, which was founded in 2003 as a privately-owned company, offering consultancy services to the offshore wind farm installation industry and considerable expertise in offshore power cable installations. The company has developed rapidly over the years and transformed itself from a minor consultancy into a highly-rated installation company with A2SEA as a majority shareholder (67%). CT Offshore was named as ‚Gazelle Company 2008‘ by Danish financial newspaper Børsen and won the Ernst & Young „Entrepreneur of the Year“ award in 2010. CT Offshore currently employs approx. 160 people. www.ctoffshore.dk

About A2SEA
A2SEA is the market leader within transportation, installation and service work for offshore wind farms. Since its foundation in 2000, A2SEA has installed approx. 50% of the world’s offshore wind turbines. A2SEA is currently installing offshore wind turbines on the projects West of Duddon Sands and Gwynt y Môr, and has recently completed installation of turbines on Anholt and London Array. In June 2013, A2SEA celebrated the installation of turbine no. 1,000 in the history of the company. The company is headquartered in Fredericia and has offices in Hamburg and London. A2SEA currently has more than 370 employees dedicated to the offshore wind industry. ww.a2sea.com

PR: A2SEA / CT Offshore

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