14 November 2017: Demonstrating WIND’s ability to mobilise its equipment and personnel at a record pace, the company has secured a contract for the load-out and storage for an Offshore Windfarm export power cable.
The contract between WIND and one of its long-term clients detailed the unloading and temporary storage of 4,000 tonnes of subsea cable. “However, with the work scheduled to begin just three days after contract signing, we had to deploy our team to the site in record time,” explains Lennert Hug, Director WIND Supply Chain Management.
WIND mobilised a 5,000 tonne carousel and complete cable handling spread, as well as coordinating cable storage facilities, in order to prepare for the cable load-out.
“The fact the we can offer this very short mobilisation time means that our client gets the fastest turnaround possible – minimising their vessel downtime to the greatest effect,” continues Mr Hug. “We will be storing this cable for approximately six months, after which we will deliver equally fast loading procedures to enable the client to get back in operation after the winter.”
Photo of the mobilisation in Vlissingen, The Netherlands.