Attollo Offshore helps land UK offshore wind farm charter for jack-up accommodation rig

atlantic-amsterdam-accommodation-rigAn Aberdeen-based specialist offshore asset manager has supported Teras Offshore in the redeployment of its first oil-service rig to work in the wind farm industry.

Attollo Offshore worked in collaboration with Teras Offshore to secure a 16-month charter contract to provide its jack-up accommodation rig – the Atlantic Amsterdam (pictured, left) – to DONG Energy UK to support its Race Bank offshore wind farm construction activities in the UK North Sea.

The rig was mobilised to Race Bank from the port of Hirtshals in northern Denmark and has been in operation on location since 27 Aug 2016.  The operation was completed to schedule, safely and in accordance with the charterer’s requirements. 

The jack-up is providing accommodation, construction support and personnel safe transfer services to an offshore structure and wider windfarm area for the charterer.

DONG Energy is the largest offshore wind developer in the UK. The Race Bank offshore wind farm development is located in the Greater Wash area, approximately 18 miles off the east coast of the UK.  Currently under construction, it will comprise an array of 91 x 184m high turbines and have a capacity of up to 573 megawatts (MW), enough to power over half a million homes.

Ben Moore, Managing Director, Attollo Offshore, said: “This charter is delivering a significant step change in safety and operational efficiency in support of one of the UK’s largest offshore wind developments. Our approach demonstrates how value can be created through collaboration and we are delighted to be supporting DONG Energy and Teras Offshore achieve their goals.”

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