Global Offshore Awarded Array Cable Installation Contract at Parkwind’s Arcadis Ost 1 Offshore Wind Farm

Monday 6th September 2021


Global Offshore, a leading provider of cable installation, repair and trenching services to the offshore renewables, utilities and oil & gas markets, and part of the Global Marine Group, has been awarded a contract for the installation and burial of 27 array cables at Parkwind’s Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm.

The scope of work will see Global Offshore carry out the project management and marine engineering; cable protection systems supply and installation, pre and post lay surveys, cable loading and laying, cable burial and post-burial survey.

As part of the turnkey package, Global Offshore’s sister company, OceanIQ, will provide route engineering services for the project, with another of Global Offshore’s sister companies, CWind, providing crew transfer vessels and cable pull-in services.

Global Offshore will be utilising two of Global Marine Group’s versatile cable ships, Normand Clipper and Global Symphony, with work at the site commencing in the second half of 2022.

“We are delighted to confirm this latest contract win, which will see us to provide the unsurpassed service to Parkwind that our customers have come to expect from Global Offshore. We have been providing cable trenching, installation, burial, management, repair, and maintenance services to the offshore wind industry since the installation of the first European offshore wind farm two decades’ ago.

“With a dedicated in-house engineering department, an experienced project management team, and a wealth of capable offshore personnel, alongside specialist offshore assets, we are confident in our ability to ensure the success of this project.”

Mark Gillespie, Managing Director at Global Offshore

Elien Van Winckel, cable package manager at Parkwind said: “We are pleased to award the Arcadis Ost 1 cable installation contract to Global Offshore. They have been selected for their extensive expertise and know-how in dealing with particularly challenging soil conditions.”

Arcadis Ost 1 is a 257 MW offshore wind project developed by Parkwind. The wind farm will be located in the Baltic Sea, northeast of the island of Rügen in Germany.