CTC Marine Projects Awarded BARD Offshore Wind Farm Workscope

The workscope, for client Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH (NSW) and ultimate client BARD Engineering GmbH, will include the lay, trenching and pull in of the infield cables into the foundations to connect 5 Megawatt wind turbines together in strings and finally to an AC offshore transformer.

The wind power contract, which will utilize one of CTC’s DPII vessels, equipped with trenching and cable installation equipment combined with CTC’s experienced personnel, is due to commence in May 2010. Once operational, the wind farm will produce 400 Megawatts of total power and will be the first large scale offshore wind farm with this size of wind turbines and to reach such a water depth of 40 metres.

CTC Managing Director, Daryl Lynch says of the contract success, “At CTC, it is the onshore and offshore management and subsea engineering experience, skills and professionalism of our people that make us the obvious contractor of choice for this wind farm cable installation workscope. CTC is looking forward to establishing a productive and long term relationship with NSW and BARD Engineering in the offshore wind energy business.”

Operating some of the world’s largest, most technically advanced fleet of marine trenching vehicles enables CTC Marine to complete workscopes ranging from trenching to a more comprehensive subsea protection service for the international offshore construction industry.

Playing a pioneering role in global subsea markets, CTC Marine has the ability to trench or install any product, in any water depth, in any region of the world for offshore oil and gas, telecommunications, renewable power and military markets.

CTC offers a comprehensive range of R&D, geotechnical analysis, project and offshore management and engineering solutions, which expand the whole life cycle of a field development from installation and trenching of product, to extending the life using seismic systems to final decommissioning.