Scottish subsea specialists win first contract in Danish wind farm sector

An Ecosse Subsea SCAR plough
An Ecosse Subsea SCAR plough

Banchory-based Ecosse Subsea Systems has won its first subsea trenching contract in Denmark’s wind farm sector.

European offshore service specialist, JD-Contractor has subcontracted Ecosse Subsea to carry out pre-cut trenching works on the Kriegers Flak offshore windfarm in the Baltic Sea.

Due to come online in 2022, Kriegers Flak will be Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm to date, with 600MW offshore wind turbines capable of covering the electricity consumption of approximately 600,000 households.

Located approximately 30 miles from the coast of Rodvig, owners plan to install two 220Kw submarine export cables and a six-mile connecting cable between two offshore platforms.

Established in 1996, Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) is a subsea technology, equipment hire and offshore engineering consultancy which specialises in oil and gas and offshore wind, wave and tidal industries.

Keith McDermott, Commercial Director, Ecosse Subsea, said: “To support the installation we will deploy our SCAR 1 seabed system from JD-Contractors AHTS vessel to pre-cut trench along multiple sections where the seabed conditions are considered particularly challenging.

“Soils along the route are extremely variable and include sand, stiff clay and weathered limestone. In total, more than 12 miles of pre-cut trenching is anticipated along the routes.

“Our technologies are adept at working in varying soil conditions and are robust enough to counter weather variables. We are establishing a strong track-record of successful windfarm developments in the Baltic and North Seas and look forward to working with JD-Contractor to help deliver this ground-breaking and innovative renewables project.”


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