Case Study

Offshore Renewables

RESPONSIVE CABLE SERVICES

Map-pin Holland, Greece, UK

OSPREY’S CABLING SERVICE ACCELERATES PROJECT SCHEDULE

Osprey’s cabling service is second to none. We’ve got the experience to accelerate offshore project schedules – even marginal, half-day gains on a project can make a big difference for project managers who are tied to tight timetables.

REACTIVE CAPABILITY IS THE KEY TO ACCELERATION 

Seagreen, Scotland’s largest fixed base offshore wind farm, is increasing its capacity – taking the project’s 36 turbines from 360MW to up to 500MW. To bring that energy onshore means using high-quality cables that don’t lose structural integrity during transit or installation.

Osprey’s cabling team delivers certainty in projects like this. Our teams and our equipment are allocated with a guarantee – surety of supply starts as early as possible in the tendering process.

In this instance, it meant Osprey Intrepid was on her way with our own cable carousel and equipment from our partner – Dutch Offshore Contractors B.V. to Sousaki in Greece, less than 10 days from the award of contract. There, our on-site project managers, in-house engineers and naval architects supervised loading (and testing) over 70km of cable into two, 2,000te carousels.

CONNOR TAYLOR, PROJECT MANAGER

“Everyone who’s working on the project understands the importance of staying on track. We build time risks in and, for cabling, of course we always factor time for testing in, too. Our carousels move at up to 12 metres per minute, so we knew it would take just under 7 days to load this length of cable. This put us on schedule for sailing back to the Port of Blyth, to offload into the secure storage facilities there.”

Unloading at Blyth started as soon as possible. The team anticipated a 9-day unload to ensure the integrity of the cables, but in the end, this only took 8 and a half days.

NEIL SCHOFIELD, MANAGING DIRECTOR, MARINE PROJECTS:

“We have the experience to recognise how and where a process can be accelerated safely. In some situations, this may only put an extra hour or so into the timeline, but when it’s half a day, that can make a huge difference for multiple contractors.”

 

Delivering

  • Barging
  • Cable Carousels
  • Cable Logistics
  • Engineering
  • Project Management
“With in-house engineers and project managers, we can always be super reactive and, wherever we can, we'll save time as well as money..."
Neil Schofield, Managing Director, Marine Projects

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