Dong Energy Appoints Red7 at Race Bank OWF

Red7 continues to deepen its market share in the offshore renewables energy sector following a prestigious award to provide general management services under a new call-off contract at the Race Bank OWF site. 

As a long serving diving and marine contractor within the UK & European Offshore Wind Energy sector and with an enviable track record for safety, quality and delivery, Red7 was a natural choice to be appointed to this post. 

Red7 has already delivered a number of scopes at the site including boulder clearance and timber wreck removal utilising the multi purpose vessel Atlantic Tonjer and integrated ROGE ROV Grab system.  Because of the requirement to recover the 8.0m long ships timbers to deck it was necessary to reposition the grab to over-the-side working allowing the grab and timbers to be landed on deck as one.

A further recent scope undertaken involved the supply of an accommodation vessel to provide offshore accommodation for up to 30 cable technicians, and so as to maximise vessel utilisation Red7 also mobilised Rotech’s TRS1 twin pump Mass Flow Excavation unit (MFE) which allowed 24hr cable route operations to be undertaken while simultaneously providing the accommodation role.

OSV Relume was the vessel of choice having cut her teeth in offshore renewables while working for Red7 management previously on a 3.5 year project during the construction phase of the Greater Gabbard & Galloper OWF.  Having recently been upgraded to include an active heave compensated (AHC) main crane and increased accommodation to 66 PAX, Relume was a natural choice to deliver this important role.

Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm, when completed, will have a capacity of up to 580 megawatts (MW) consisting of 91 6MW wind turbines, and will supply enough energy to power over 400,000 homes.