We were commissioned by Ørsted to upgrade the Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) and Offshore Substation (OSS) docking systems to increase productivity of O&M operations, by means of improving the operational capabilities of the Service Operation Vessel (SOV) walk to work systems. This was achieved through the addition of docking locations giving options of vessel heading depending on wind/sea direction.
The new docking system and additional access gates to the existing WTG transition piece installation, included the rerouting of all associated LV cabling, navigation aids and Tetra Antenna systems. The integrated package of work included the project operational facility, supply chain management, customs formalities, crew transfer vessels, as well as teams of technicians.
OSS locations required close work alongside Ørsted structural engineers due to the bespoke nature of the installations. We were able to operate autonomously, working closely with the Ørsted project team, site planners and marine coordinators, to ensure that planning and execution of the scope was carried out efficiently without impacting other work parties.
We conducted various pre-mobilisation site visits and carried out offshore test installations to ensure a high level of detail and technical information was collated and incorporated within the project documentation. We worked closely with Ørsted in sharing all quality information regarding the manufacture and installation of assemblies, ensuring confidence in the teams as well as transparency.