NASH Maritime has been selected as the shipping and navigation consultant for the 96 MW Erebus floating wind project in the Celtic Sea offshore Wales, UK. NASH Maritime’s scope includes the delivery of radar vessel traffic surveys, which commenced this month, a Navigation Risk Assessment (NRA) and input to the offshore Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), which is being led by ITPE Limited and MarineSpace. The UK-based company will manage and deliver the two-year contract from its Southampton headquarters with support from the wider consultancy and survey team.
“The award of this project is an important step in the continued growth of our company and aligns with our strategy of being a lead provider of shipping and navigation services to the continually expanding offshore renewables sectors as well as to wider sectors including shipping, ports and energy,” said Ed Rogers, Project Director at NASH Maritime. Blue Gem Wind, the joint venture of Simply Blue Energy and Total, is developing floating offshore wind sites in Welsh waters of the Celtic Sea. Erebus represents the first demonstration site, located approximately 44 kilometers southwest of the Pembrokeshire coastline. (Source : Offshore Wind)
STRIL EXPLORER SETS SAIL TO BEACON WIND OWF SITE
MMT’s DP2 multipurpose support vessel Stril Explorer is on its way to the Beacon Wind project site offshore Massachusetts, where MMT will carry out geophysical survey. In April, Equinor Wind US awarded MMT US with a contract for survey work at its offshore wind lease area off New England. The contract includes high resolution geophysical, benthic and shallow subsurface surveys for the planning and engineering of the lease area.
To carry out the work, Stril Explorer has been equipped with the Surveyor Interceptor SROV. At the beginning of August, MMT US signed a contract with Vento Maritime for metocean forecasts and weather support for the Beacon Wind project. Survey operations are expected to run continuously until the second quarter of 2021. Equinor secured Lease OCS-A 0520, now known as Beacon Wind, in early 2019 for USD 135 million. The area, covering 128,000 hectares, is located around 32 kilometres south of Massachusetts and 112 kilometres east of New York. (Source : Offshore Wind)
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