Siem Offshore Contractors’ industry leading accommodation and personnel transfer vessel Siem Moxie has today begun work to support the completion of the inner array grid cable installation scope on the Rentel offshore wind farm.
Siem Offshore Contractors (SOC) a global marine contractor specialising in offshore renewable energy and subsidiary of Norwegian Stock exchange listed Siem Offshore Inc. (SIOFF) has announced today that the industry leading ‘walk-to-work’ installation support vessel Siem Moxie went on charter to Tideway BV, part of Belgian DEME NV, to support the completion of the inner array grid cable installation scope on the currently constructed Rentel offshore wind farm off the coast of Belgium.
Siem Moxie has successfully performed over 14,000 individual connections and transferred in excess of 54,000 personnel"
The ISV Siem Moxie was launched in April 2014 and since launch has successfully performed over 14,000 individual connections to offshore structures both during the construction and operational phases, transferring in excess of 54,000 personnel via the in-built active heave compensated gangway in up to 3.5m significant wave height, while further supported by the on-board 3D motion-compensated crane. The ISV Siem Moxie has successfully performed a number of ‘ship-to-ship’ transfers as well.
The 42 wind turbine generators of the 309 MW Rentel offshore wind farm project are located 40 kilometres off the Belgian North Sea coast and are owned by Rentel NV, part of the Otary partnership, a conglomerate of specialists from the Belgian renewable energy industry including investment and development companies such as DEME NV. The offshore wind farm is expected to deliver first power to the Belgian grid by mid-2018, while the entire offshore wind farm is planned to become fully operational by the end of 2018.