DSB Offshore supplied a vessel spread to support cable barges AMT Discoverer for cable laying for the Greater Gabbard Offshore Windfarm.
The spread consisted of:
- Amstelstroom, anchor handling tug (AHT)
- BOA Mighty, anchor handling tug (AHT) for towage and support of cablelay barge
- Voe Jarl, multicat for anchor handling and support
- Stemat barges 73/78 – equipped with 4-point mooring
- Crewboat Strider, Blyth 14m catamaran, used for crew transfer to monopoles
- At the time DSB was involved Greater Gabbard was the world’s largest offshore wind farm in construction.
- It involves the installation of 140 Siemens 3.6MW wind turbines located around two sand banks known as Inner Gabbard and The Galloper in the North Sea, off the Suffolk Coast.
- Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Limited is a 50/50 joint venture partnership between Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) and RWE npower renewables. RWE npower renewables and SSE will share the electricity output 50-50.