Offshore wind farm vessel contract won by team that brought firsts to the town

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 9 Feb 2018

TIDAL Transit has won a two year charter contract with Ørsted to serve the Westermost Rough offshore wind farm with crew transfer vessels.

The operator has had a relatively long association with the town’s burgeoning industry. It launched Ginny Louise in the port in 2012, and completed the first ever ‘maintenance mission’ with sister craft Eden Rose to the now under construction Hornsea zone later that year, working on the data-collecting meteorological mast. 

Now both will be deployed on the 35-turbine farm, 8km off the East Yorkshire coast, working from the Danish giant’s expanding Royal Dock base. 

GRIMSBY ON THE RADAR: Tidal Transit directors Adam Wright, left, and Leo Hambro.

Tidal Transit’s commercial director, Leo Hambro, said: “Westermost Rough is a site we know well, having previously worked there for Siemens and 3Sun during both the construction and early operation stages of the wind farm’s development. We are thrilled to have been now been awarded this long-term contract from the operator, Ørsted, cementing our position within their East Coast Hub.

“Here at Tidal Transit, we are proud of our reputation and this new contract is testament to our vessels, our client service and the reliability and professionalism of our crews.” 

While working from Grimsby in the past, Mr Hambro said the Tidal Transit team had benefited from its membership of Grimsby Renewable Partnership. To celebrate this charter and demonstrate its appreciation of that support, it will be sponsoring the monthly drinks reception in February, and has encouraged marine maintenance and vessel support companies to attend.

Further embracing the community it now serves, Mr Hambro added: “We will be entering a Tidal Transit team in the Ørsted Great Grimsby 10K run in July so expect to see our crews training around the docks on weather days!”

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