GeoSea Keeps Grouting Team Unchanged
GeoSea has once again selected the Scotland-based subsea and offshore cementing specialist FoundOcean and their support partners BASF to secure the foundations at DONG Energy’s 580MW Race Bank offshore wind farm currently under construction some 17 miles off North Norfolk, UK.
DONG contracted GeoSea, part of Deme Group, for the transportation and installation of the project’s 91 monopile foundations over an area covering around 29 square miles in 2015.
FoundOcean and BASF mobilised in June this year, at the same time when GeoSea’s installation vessel Innovation installed the first foundation at the site.
FoundOcean’s scope of work includes connecting the wind farm’s monopiles and transition pieces using MasterFlow 9500 material from BASF.
GeoSea previously contracted FoundOcean and BASF to provide the monopile to transition piece connections on German wind farms Gode Wind I and II.
FoundOcean CEO Jim Bell said: “Both FoundOcean and BASF are very pleased and grateful that the Geosea project teams have once again decided to put their trust in our products and services. As always I am confident that our onshore and offshore personnel will work hard to warrant this trust that has been placed in us.”
Race Bank will comprise 91 Siemens 6MW wind turbines scheduled for full commissioning in 2019.