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Reef signs off at Gabbard

Subsea excavator completes two-year job on some 100 monopiles

Reef signs off at Gabbard image

Reef Subsea Dredging & Excavation has completed its work on the 504MW Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm off the Suffolk Coast.

The outfit started work at the site with principal contractor Fluor in 2010 and has excavated some 100 monopiles around the j-tube approach to facilitate cable entry, remedial lowering of inter-array cables and sinking of around 80 cable approaches.

Reef managing director Niels-Henrik Brodtkorb said: “I am proud of the task we have achieved on this long-term project for Fluor.”

The Greater Gabbard facility is a 50:50 joint venture between SSE and RWE Npower renewables. The 140-turbine wind farm in the North Sea is currently the largest in the world and produces enough energy to power 530,000 homes.

Image: Reef at work on monopiles (Reef)

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