A DARLINGTON subsea trenching specialist’s latest contract win could be a springboard for further work in the offshore wind sector.
DeepOcean, formerly CTC Marine, has clinched a multi-million pound contract for a power connector between Denmark and Norway.
The company will trench 23 kilometres for the Skagerrak 4 HVDC Submarine Interconnector project.
The company’s high-precision techniques have been used in the oil and gas industry - now bosses are targeting the growing offshore wind sector.
The Skagerrak 4 project will create a fourth connector between Denmark and Norway, providing an extra 700 megawatts of capacity and strengthening the countries’ links with the Nordic power market.
DeepOcean will provide engineering and project management in pre-cut trenching for client Statnett & Energinet.dk in Denmark, which is due to begin next month.
A special heavy-duty trenching plough will be used, which is capable of navigating along pre-determined cable routes and transitioning in and out of the seabed as required.
These solutions eliminate any risk of product damage and provide a high quality trench for the protection of HVAC and HVDC export cables.
The company is the only independent contractor with sophisticated pre-cut ploughing capability and has a proven track record in the field.
Managing Director Tony Inglis said: “DeepOcean is highly skilled in this area and believe this is the ideal solution.
“We have been using pre-cut trenching as the technique of choice in the oil and gas market for many years.
“We are also looking to expand this technique into the offshore wind market.”