JUNE 13, 2017 — Cowes, U.K., based wind farm support vessel operator Seacat Services has won a long term contract to provide Operations & Maintenance (O&M) support at the 140-turbine, 504 MW Greater Gabbard wind farm, located off the coast of Suffolk,U.K.For the coming years,
Seacat Services will provide logistics support, including high-speed transfer of technicians and critical equipment to the wind farm from the O&M base at the Port of Lowestoft.
Seacat Services’ vessels are built locally by South Boats IoW, easily deployed to U.K/, sites and operated by a team with extensive experience in domestic waters.
The Greater Gabbard charters will be undertaken by Seacat Freedom, an advanced 23 m controllable pitch propeller catamaran launched in 2016.
“Long-term relationships such as ours with Greater Gabbard are a sign of a maturing U.K/ offshore wind sector that continues to place considerable confidence in its supply chain,” said Ian Baylis, Managing Director, Seacat Services. “In turn, agreements such as this allow us to continue investing in our service, and innovating our fleet, to meet the ever-changing needs of the industry.”