In a challenging offshore market, C-bed is chosen for two new projects in the UK, including what will become the World’s largest offshore wind farm, Hornsea Two.
With a double contract to support offshore wind developments in the UK, C-bed secures full activity into 2022 for its Service Operation Vessel (SOV), Wind Innovation.
Wind Innovation is already in full operation on the first of the two assignments with Ørsted at the Hornsea One offshore wind farm. During March, Wind Innovation will then continue to the second and more extensive cable termination project at the Hornsea Two offshore wind farm.
Developing the world’s largest offshore wind farm
Providing the daily logistics and accommodation for the Hornsea Two offshore workers becomes C-bed’s 28th individual offshore project and at the same time marks an industry landmark.
As such, Hornsea Two, which is located 89km off the Yorkshire coast and will span an offshore area of 462km², becomes the World’s largest offshore wind farm once complete in 2022. Hornsea Two will have a capacity of 1.4GW, enough to provide clean power to well over 1.3 million homes.
During the project, C-bed will use the Port of Immingham as base port for crew change and loading of fresh supplies.
Jesper Nielsen, Managing Director, C-bed:
“In a very challenging market for SOVs, we are reconfirmed that the experience and service levels on board Wind Innovation is in demand and prioritised by the operators. Assisting on the commissioning of the world’s largest offshore wind farm is a great milestone for C-bed and our crew.”
First to serve the offshore wind industry
In 2008, C-bed became the world’s first shipowning company offering logistics and accommodation solutions to the offshore wind industry. Over the years, the gained experiences have formed into the walk-to-work vessel, Wind Innovation. Today, Wind Innovation stands out in the offshore market with a comprehensive 80 single cabins and option of a total 105 guests comfortably living on board.
The customised design for efficient helicopter arrivals, sheltered storage facilities, offices and meeting rooms enables seamless operations. However, the ship design also balances leisure time activities with integrated cinema, fitness room and TV lounge and game room options for lengthy projects away from home.