The multi-year framework agreement, being the second contract for Global Offshore at Equinor’s Hywind offshore wind farm, covers the onshore and offshore export cables, with the potential to cover more wind farms in the future.
March 04, 2021
The framework agreement gives Equinor access to Global Marine Group’s fleet of cable ships and CTVs, including their versatile cable laying ships, Global Symphony, and Normand Clipper. Image: Global Offshore
Global Offshore has entered a multi-year cable maintenance and management framework agreement with Equinor. The framework agreement will see primary contractor, Global Offshore, supply cable management services and perform associated call off services, comprising of active cable maintenance as well as unplanned repairs. The agreement gives Equinor access to Global Marine Group’s fleet of cable ships and CTVs, including their versatile cable laying ships, Global Symphony and Normand Clipper, equipped with one of Global Offshore’s Q1400 jet trenchers.
A first for Global Offshore, which traditionally carries out work on offshore cables, the framework agreement covers the onshore and offshore export cables at Equinor’s Dudgeon wind farm, as well as the offshore export cables at Hywind and Sheringham Shoal, with the potential to cover other wind farms in the future.
Director of Power Cable Maintenance at Global Offshore, Andrew Lloyd, said, “We have been providing an unsurpassed cable care service to the offshore renewables industry since the very first European wind farm installation 20 years ago. In the present day, we manage multiple framework agreements, covering over 2,500km of subsea power cable as part of our Complete Cable Care solution, utilizing pre-engineered scenario plans alongside access to the right cable spares, joints, jointers, and assets, to support our clients’ operations.”
The framework agreement will mark the second contract for Global Offshore at Equinor’s Hywind offshore wind farm.
Lloyd continued, “Though our first to include the maintenance of onshore cables, our framework agreement with Equinor is one of many Complete Cable Care contracts we have in place with OFTOs and wind farm owners across the globe.”