09 MAY 2017
SeaRoc Group has reached a new milestone in its contract with DONG Energy with the deployment of three communication containers on Walney Extension site.
Having completed Site Acceptance Testing in February 2017, three SeaHub containers have been deployed to the Walney Extension site at the following locations:
On board guard vessel which is patrolling the offshore construction site
Walney Extension construction base in Barrow-in-Furness
Walney Extension substation in Heysham
In addition, the communications system deployed onshore to support the Burbo Extension construction project remains operational and will be combined with DONG Energy’s operational communication system later in 2017.
SeaHub is a unique solution that delivers round-the-clock monitoring and reliable communications in logistically challenging environments, specifically during construction and operation of wind farms far from shore. The container houses all required equipment for reliable communications and logistical data sharing that is then integrated into SeaRoc Group’s leading marine management system, SeaPlanner. The container also contains several autonomous safety systems including fire suppression, gas detection and temperature control, all of which are monitored using the SeaPlanner software.
Neil Pittam, Project Manager at SeaRoc Group commented:
“This is a significant step in the scope of work we are delivering to DONG Energy in support of its UK project portfolio. The three SeaHub containers deployed for the Walney Extension site follows the initial launch of the unique system on DONG Energy’s Race Bank site earlier this year. Additionally we have also installed two Crew Transfer Terminals on board crew transfer vessels at Burbo Extension and Race Bank. Twenty-three more Crew Transfer Terminals are planned for deployment to support Dong Energy’s portfolio, 18 of which are for Walney Extension.”