Wind farm charter

Aberdeen-headquartered Attollo Offshore has worked in collaboration with Teras Offshore to secure a 16-month charter contract to provide its jack-up accommodation rig, the ‘Atlantic Amsterdam’ (AAM) to DONG Energy UK to support its Race Bank offshore wind farm construction activities in the UK sector of the North Sea.

AAM was mobilised to Race Bank from the port of Hirtshals in northern Denmark and has been in operation on location since 27th Aug 2016. The mobilisation 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.

Ben Moore, MD of Attollo Offshore, which specialises in the management and operation of offshore assets, 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.”

Jason Ledden, senior construction project manager ofRace Bank Offshore Windfarm, said: “DONG Energy have alwaysbeen a pioneer in developing offshore wind farms including implementing new installation procedures, trying new types of foundations and applying new logistic concepts. Deploying an accommodation jack-up next to the Offshore Substation (OSS) enables safe and easy access to wind farm and the OSS in particular. The cooperation between Attollo Offshore, Teras and DONG Energy has been professional and stress free, and we are looking forward to harvesting the benefits of having an accommodation jack up in field.”