Seacat Services, based in the Isle of Wight, has been awarded a multi-million pound contract to provide crew transfer vessels for DONG Energy's Race Bank offshore wind farm, located off the North Norfolk Coast.
The new crew transfer vessels will be used during the construction of Race Bank, and the vessels have been built in the Isle of Wight. All of Seacat Services' crew members on-board the vessel will also be UK employees.
This follows the recent announcement that DONG Energy has placed contracts with three different UK companies for the array cables at Race Bank.
Jason Ledden, Construction Project Manager for Race Bank at DONG Energy, said:
"I am delighted to be using these state-of-the-art vessels, built right here in the UK, to assist with the logistics and construction of Race Bank.
"Placing contracts with UK suppliers whenever possible is a real priority for DONG Energy and we have already worked with Seacat Services for our Westermost Rough offshore wind farm. The company's commitment to service, quality and safety meant there was no hesitation in using them again for our Race Bank project.
"These crew transfer vessels are part of a new fleet, and will help safely and efficiently transfer our engineers and technicians offshore to work on the construction of Race Bank's 91 wind turbines and two substations."