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Global Marine on Wikinger duty

DP2 vessel CS Sovereign to lay array cables for Prysmian

Global Marine Systems is to supply vessel CS Sovereign for infield cable operations at Iberdrola’s 350MW Wikinger offshore wind farm in the German Baltic.

The company will provide the ship to lead contractor Prysmian Group from mid-2016 to early 2017 for array wire installation.

“This important project . . . further consolidates the good relationship we have with Prysmian in offshore wind,” said Nicci Broom, director sales and commercial at Global Marine.

“It is also a significant award as it recognises our competence in subsea cabling in the ever-expanding renewables market.”

“Prysmian believes Global Marine has the right assets, personnel and competences to successfully operate in the renewable market therefore we are certain that our choice to cooperate again with Global Marine will bring both companies excellent results on Wikinger,” added Fabio Bocchi, general manager at Prysmian PowerLink Services.

CS Sovereign is equipped with two 2300-tonne basket turntables, designed to operate at a maximum linear speed of 900m/hour, which Global said "optimises the cost-efficiency of cable-laying”.

The DP2 vessel has previously worked at Global Tech 1, Thorntonbank and Horns Rev 2 wind farms.

Image: vessel CS Sovereign gets underway (Global Marine Systems)

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