Reach Subsea Nets IMR Deal for Dudgeon, Hywind OWFs

Equinor, formerly known as Statoil, has awarded Reach Subsea with a contract for survey and inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) works at Dudgeon and Hywind offshore wind farms, which Reach Subsea will execute together with MMT.

The contract is a three-year frame agreement, with extension options for two additional years, and is call-off based – meaning that Equinor can award contracts for survey and IMR services for its UK offshore wind farms on an as-needed basis.

Under the new fame agreement, the first call-off will be made for survey services at the Dudgeon offshore wind farm, where the works will start in August and take place for approximately 20 days.

Reach Subsea CEO Jostein Alendal said: “Over the recent years we have together with our co-operation partner MMT increasingly focused on the renewables sector, as demonstrated by almost half of Reach Subsea resources being employed towards this sector in 2017. We are proud and pleased to further manifest our position in the fast growing offshore wind sector through this Frame Agreement with Equinor, which is of significant strategic importance and further improves visibility for our service offerings for the next 5 years.”

“On a separate note, it is interesting to see how offshore technologies and capabilities developed in the oil & gas sector, can be exploited to realise the development and maintenance of green offshore energy projects. As such, we are committed to utilise our subsea capabilities to establish a position as a service partner to this fast growing offshore sector,” Alendal added.

The 30MW Hywind Scotland, the world’s first commercial floating wind farm, was fully commissioned and officially opened in October 2017, while the 402MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm was inaugurated the following month.