Canyon Offshore Wins Dudgeon OWF Trenching Gig


Canyon Offshore, the robotics subsidiary of Helix Energy Solutions Group, has been awarded a multi-million pound project with VBMS on the Statoil, Masdar and Stakraft Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm for trenching services for inter array cables.

As part of the cable contract, VBMS will be responsible for the lay and burial of the inter array cables.

In turn, Canyon Offshore will utilize the primary trenching solution of its jet trencher, T1200, together with its hard ground trencher, iTrencher, they will provide solutions in order to achieve the target depth of burial.

Both systems, together with two work class ROVs, will be mobilized from a single support vessel, the Grand Canyon.

John Davies, Canyon’s Business Acquisition and Development Manager, said: “This now further extends Canyon Offshore’s project profile; Canyon having successfully buried hundreds of kilometers of inter array cable within the Offshore Wind sector. Canyon Offshore works across diverse markets and uses its core project delivery strengths together with its most capable assets and offshore personnel to meet and exceed its customers’ and their clients’ expectations.”

Gary Aylmer, Vice President of Canyon Offshore, added: “We are very pleased to once again be working with VBMS and also especially pleased to have Statoil and Statkraft as the end clients. We have worked for Statoil and Statkraft on many occasions directly or as a sub-contractor within the project supply chain. This project will see Canyon Offshore’s primary trenching solution used to optimize the burial of the cables from one of the most weather resilient vessels that can be used for such operations. We feel this will be a key differentiator as wind farms move further offshore.”

The Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm will be located in water that is between 18-25m deep on a 35 km² site located 32 km off the coast of the seaside town of Cromer in North Norfolk.


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