Hughes SSE Wraps Up Gwynt y Môr Project

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Hughes Sub Surface Engineering (Hughes SSE) has completed works on the world’s second largest wind farm Gwynt y Môr.

Since 2012 Hughes SSE has been a provider of core services to the construction efforts at Gwynt y Môr wind farm. During a 34 month involvement, Hughes SSE provided a combined operational support and emergency response teams (REA Skills Development Award 2014) and over 3500 incident free dives.

The project saw Hughes SSE utilise more than 10 vessels, including two DP2 vessels in tandem to deploy over 250 personnel offshore, including many from the local area. Hughes SSE worked on numerous aspects of the project, providing Divers, Riggers, Specialist Confined Space and Emergency Response Personnel to assist in the completion of a great variety of work scopes.

Hughes SSE assisted with construction tasks such as cable installation support, UXO surveys, concrete mattressing, and Internal TP inspections and provided additional topside support for cable support & installation teams, messenger wire installations, generator refuelling and guano cleaning.

In addition to the sterling work of the offshore teams, Hughes SSE’s core team of shore side project staff provided an exemplary service in keeping the project on track, often working to tight deadlines. The team of around 25 employees ensured that a rapid turnaround for all operational support needs was consistently maintained, and a great deal of flexibility and competence was shown by all to meet the project’s changing needs.

Managing Director, Ian Hughes, said: “Hughes SSE’s operations on the Gwynt y Môr project have been challenging and rewarding. The company has built strong working relationships with numerous contractors during the project and enjoyed working closely with the client. Both our onshore and offshore teams have worked tirelessly to ensure a safe and successful completion, and I am very proud to say that Hughes SSE has been involved and consistently provided the best possible service from start to finish.”

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