E.ON has awarded WIND the cable storage contract for the Rampion offshore wind farm off the southern UK coast. In addition to storage, the contract also specifies all cable-related arrangements and supplies. “This consists of cable transfer equipment, storage baskets, cable team and management for the next two decades,” explains WIND director Tom Nooij.
Most notably, WIND’s involvement in the project will ensure a 72-hour response time for cable load-outs in the case of offshore malfunctions. WIND will mobilise any required cable within this timeframe from its storage yard in Velsen, the Netherlands.
“After handling several cable load-outs and cable transports for E.ON in the past, we are very proud to be working with them once again,” continues Mr Nooij. “This latest contract demonstrates how the combination of our long-term cable storage capacity and proven reliable service can bring cost efficient solutions to our clients.”
The Rampion offshore wind farm is located between 13 to 25 kilometres off the Sussex coast in the UK. Construction commenced in January 2016.
WIND is a shipping company providing specialised logistic services to the subsea cable industry and is active worldwide. Its client base includes subsea cable manufacturers, subsea cable installation companies, offshore marine contractors and utility companies. WIND occupies a unique market position. Founded in 1991 as a cargo ship owner and operator it combines knowledge of ships and shipping with specialist experience in handling subsea cables, making use of its extensive shipping network, large pool of smart cable equipment and experienced cable crews.