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Greater Gabbard Offshore Windfarm, Vessel Spread – 2010


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.

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