Wind turbine installation vessel Sea Installer.
Some of the vessels are designed and built for special purposes
The construction of West of Duddon Sands Offshore Wind Farm involved a number of
different vessels undertaking different tasks.
Some of the vessels are designed and built for special purposes, for instance
vessels for geotechnical investigations, installation of foundations or cabling.
Contracts must be signed for each specific vessel for the particular type of
installation work the vessel is to undertake. Other vessels such as jack-up vessels can be used for several different purposes
in the installation process, and they can also be used in the operation and
maintenance phase. The wind farm connects to shore by two
export cables buried in the seabed. Conventional techniques were used to
install the cables and caused only temporary disturbance to the seabed.