The latest addition to Seacat Services’ 12-strong fleet, “Seacat Freedom,” has been dispatched to DONG Energy’s Race Bank offshore wind project following the boat’s official naming ceremony at Seawork 2016.
The deployment comes as part of the two-year, four-workboat crew transfer deal secured by Seacat Services in April to support DONG Energy’s operation off the UK’s East coast.
Construction at Race Bank will require the highest possible levels of reliability and workboat availability to fully commission all 91 turbines by 2018.
The newly completed Seacat Freedom builds on Seacat Services’ class-leading credentials in providing the highest standard in offshore crew transfer, enabling safe, rapid, and comfortable transfer of technicians and equipment in the toughest of environments.
As developments take place across the offshore wind sector, in rougher and deeper waters, the requirements placed on support vessels are increasing. Seacat Freedom was built on the Isle of Wight and her high-tech design is testament to the standards of service that Seacat provides.
“Seacat Freedom is a fine addition to our fleet and we have no doubts about her ability to continue to deliver the high standards of reliability and service our clients have come to know and respect” said Ian Baylis, Managing Director, Seacat Services.
With the offshore wind construction market set to increase significantly through 2017, demand for Seacat Services’ already fully chartered fleet looks set to increase.
“The continued demand for our support vessels demonstrates the important role which the UK maritime sector plays in large offshore projects both regionally and internationally,” added Baylis.
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