MMT to keep Deep Helder at US offshore wind sites
SeaMar has signed a contract extension with MMT for the Deep Helder offshore support vessel, which has been deployed off the US East Coast for survey work at Ørsted’s offshore wind sites.
The new contract has a duration of two years with a one-year renewal option and follows the six-month contract under which the vessel started geophysical seabed surveys at the Revolution Wind and South Fork project sites in June.
Deep Helder commenced its previous contract in May and will now start work under the new one in direct continuation of the its previously agreed scope.
“Deep Helder has, already from start, performed very well in our operation and we are very satisfied with SeaMar’s crew, their professionalism and high HSE-performance”, said P-O Sverlinger, CEO of MMT Group.
“Deep Helder is also a perfect vessel for the Renewables market in the US. She has low fuel consumption and large accommodation opportunities which is of particular importance with tough requirements on many Protected Species Observers in addition to the marine and survey crew. MMT looks forward to perform many new projects together with SeaMar”.
MMT, together with Reach Subsea, announced several contracts for 2020 execution in April of this year, saying the projects involve inspection, survey and construction support work across Europe and the Americas, but without disclosing any project names at the time.
The 704 MW Revolution Wind offshore wind farm, developed by Ørsted and Eversource and planned to be put into operation in 2023, is located off Connecticut (304 MW) and Rhode Island (400 MW).
The 130 MW South Fork wind farm, also being developed by Ørsted and Eversource, is planned to be built off New York State and anticipated to become operational in 2022.