Reach Engineering and Diving Services (REDS) has chartered Tidal Transit’s Ginny Louise crew transfer vessel (CTV) for work at Lynn and Inner Dowsing offshore wind farm.
REDS was contracted by XCECO to carry out internal inspections of 20 monopile foundations at the offshore wind farm, located in the Greater Wash.
During the four-week long task, Ginny Louise sailed from Grimsby to the wind farm on a daily basis, carrying a team of seven divers from REDS plus two technicians and a site representative from XCECO.
Ed Woodrow, sales and marketing director from Red Services said: “With the growth of the offshore wind industry, 60% of our business is in this sector, and this was the 5th successful contract we have undertaken for Lynn and Inner Dowsing offshore wind farm in seven years. However, this is the first time we have used a Tidal Transit CTV, and our team was very impressed.”
Leo Hambro, commercial director at Tidal Transit added: “Becoming involved in this extremely specialized exercise has proved to be interesting and fulfilling for Ginny Louise’s crew members, who are more used to transporting technicians to and from wind farm sites, both nearshore and out as far as Dogger Bank. Both they and the company are anticipating further contracts with REDS with pleasure.”