Reef Subsea awarded contract for the inter array power cable installation and burial

Reef Subsea awarded contract for the inter array power cable installation and burial

at Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm, one of the largest in Europe
Reef Subsea AS announced today that its subsidiary company, Reef Subsea Power & Umbilical Ltd.
with offices in Stockton on Tees and Aberdeen, has been awarded a major contract with Gwynt y Môr Offshore
Wind Farm Limited, worth approximately £40m. It will see Reef Subsea Power & Umbilical assist with
engineering, project management, ROV and survey operations linked to the subsea installation and burial of all
infield array cables for Gwynt y Môr, located 13 kilometres off the North Wales coast in Liverpool Bay.
The wind farm will have an installed capacity of 576MW, and is designed to be ultimately integrated into the UK
National Grid in 2014. Reef Subsea Power & Umbilical (RSPU) has been tasked with installing and burying the 161
infield inter array cables. Workscope also covers connection to the two offshore sub‐stations.
For the project Reef Subsea Power & Umbilical will provide project management, ROV, survey and engineering services, and will deploy one of its installation and burial spreads, which will be on contract throughout 2013. The vessel and the Project team selected for Gwynt y Môr will be equivalent to those which successfully completed
similar achievements over the last few years for Greater Gabbard and other UK wind farms.
RSPU will utilise an installation and burial spread, which will also be designed for future OWF developments calling for increasing maximum bend radius of infield inter‐array cables. Hence RSPU will be well positioned for the UK Round 3 Tenders to come, as well as for other large OWF developments in the North European waters.
In addition to winning the Gwynt y Môr contract, Reef Subsea Power & Umbilical Ltd has recently received its
certificates from Det Norske Veritas (DNV), for its accreditation in management, environment and health and safety
systems ISO 9001, ISO 14001and OHSAS 18001, respectively.
Mark Preece, Chief Executive Officer of Reef Subsea, commented: “This contract with Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind
Farm Limited is a significant milestone for the Reef Subsea Group, and cements our place as a key player in the
Renewables sector when it comes to offshore cable installation & burial. Our extended workscope allows us not only
to call on RSPU capabilities but also on the Group’s other companies confirming the rationale of our organisation.
Gwynt y Môr wind farm promises to be one of the most prestigious European offshore wind farm to date, and we
will work hard to satisfy our client.”
Daryl Lynch, Managing Director of Reef Subsea Power & Umbilical, added: “This contract with Gwynt y Môr confirms
Reef Subsea Power & Umbilical’s place as a recognised expert in installation and burial work, and we are honoured
to be a part of this major project. We have a wealth of experience, both from oil & gas and renewables, and we will make sure our project team and our assets prove we are capable of projects of this magnitude. We hope successful completion of work on the Gwynt y Môr project propels our reputation even further.”
CONTACTS Mark Preece: +44 20 8439 9523 mark.preece@reefsubsea.com
Veronique Lecompte: +44 20 8439 9574 veronique.lecompte@reefsubsea.com
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