NDE Bags BARD 1 Job Off Germany

NDE Offshore has been selected by Ocean Breeze Energy to carry out annual inspections and maintenance activities at the Bard Offshore 1 wind farm in Germany.

The works are scheduled to begin at the end of April.

For the first time NDE will carry out a combined topside and subsea campaign utilizing the Vos Sugar equipped with a walk-to-work system.

VOS Sugar, a 68-meter subsea support vessel owned by Vroon, was christened yesterday in Ijmuiden, the Netherlands.

The scope of work will comprise underwater inspections, service and installation as well as inspection and service of the transition pieces, the company said.

David Malmberg, sales & marketing manager at NDE Offshore, said: “This is the fifth year in a row that we are carrying out IRM services at BARD 1. We are very pleased to sign this contract, which not only extends our work scope, but also provides the client with a cost effective solution. ”

Bard Offshore 1 is located 100 kilometers northwest of Borkum and comprises 80 wind turbines with a total capacity of 400MW.

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