Boskalis Subsea Cables & Flexibles – formerly VBMS – has signed a five-year subsea cable repair framework agreement with Transmission Capital Partners (TCP), which operates and maintains the transmission links as the Offshore Transmission Owner (OFTO) between the UK’s onshore grid and the Barrow, Gunfleet Sands, Ormonde, Robin Rigg, Lincs and Westermost Rough offshore wind farms.
This framework agreement not only underlines Boskalis’ continued commitment to work with the industry towards Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) but also demonstrates the strong working relationship already established with Transmission Capital Partners.
Dominik Adamus, Commercial Director at TCP: “Boskalis are one of the most experienced cable installers and repairers in the market and we are delighted to have them supporting our portfolio of power cables. This framework agreement will further support our drive towards reducing the time and costs of repairs by having immediate access to the universal joints and suitable fleet of vessels.”
Boskalis launched its cable integrity solutions mid-2017, continuing its long and successful track record in fast response cable repairs over the past 10 years. The framework agreement provides access to the Boskalis-owned universal joints, which are deployable for many different types of cable including all of the cables within TCP’s portfolio. What makes Boskalis stand out in its framework offering is the fact that it remains the only contractor with a proven track record in installing this joint into a live wind farm. In addition to the availability of the universal joints, the framework offer also ensures the availability of the extensive fleet of Boskalis vessels and engineering expertise for complete cable integrity solutions. Boskalis will deploy its repair spread from its certified cable storage facility in the port of Vlissingen in the Netherlands, with direct access to the North Sea.
Arno van Poppel, Managing Director Subsea: “We are very proud that Transmission Capital Partners has joined a list of customers who have experienced the level of commitment, understanding and expertise provided by Boskalis for such fast response solutions. We hope that TCP’s cables remain healthy and operational, in the knowledge that we are always close by and ready to assist.”