Seacat Services on Sheringham Shoal O&M Mission

Seacat Services has secured a contract with Equinor to provide offshore energy support vessels (OESVs) for the Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm in the UK.

Under the long-term contract, Seacat Services is providing three OESVs to support the ongoing O&M work at the 316.8MW offshore wind farm some 17km off the coast of North Norfolk.

The 21m long vessels Seacat Endeavour and Seacat Reliance will operate on-site all year round, and between March and October will be joined by a 24m long catamaran.

The vessels and crews will provide specialist logistical support to Equinor’s technical teams, assisting with scheduled and unscheduled maintenance by transferring technicians and O&M equipment to and from the Wells Harbour.

“Collaboration and close relations with our suppliers is essential to ensure safe and efficient operations. We are looking forward to working with Seacat Services and wish all the team a warm welcome to Sheringham Shoal,” said Karl Butler, Power Plant Manager at Equinor.

The Sheringham Shoal project consists of 88 turbines, each with a capacity of 3.6MW, which were put into operation in 2012.

Recently, Danske Commodities signed a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to take over the balancing and trading of 126MW out of the project’s total 316.8MW capacity, equivalent to 40% of the wind farm’s production.

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