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CTC Marine Projects Awarded BARD Offshore Wind Farm Workscope

CTC Marine Projects (a Member of Trico Marine Group) is awarded a significant contract for the installation and trenching of 80 infield cables on the BARD Offshore 1 Wind Farm Project, in the western North Sea.

The workscope, for client Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH (NSW) and ultimate client BARD Engineering GmbH, will include the lay, trenching and pull in of the infield cables into the foundations to connect 5 Mega Watt turbines together in strings and finally to an AC offshore transformer.

The contract, which will utilize one of CTC's DPII vessels, equipped with trenching and cable installation equipment combined with CTC's experienced personnel, is due to commence in May 2010. Once operational, the wind farm will produce 400 Mega Watts of total power and will be the first large scale offshore wind farm with this size of turbines and to reach such a water depth of 40 metres.

CTC Managing Director, Daryl Lynch says of the contract success:

"At CTC, it is the onshore and offshore management and subsea engineering experience, skills and professionalism of our people that make us the obvious contractor of choice for this wind farm cable installation workscope. CTC is looking forward to establishing a productive and long term relationship with NSW and BARD Engineering in the offshore wind farm business."

CTC Marine Projects is a leading marine trenching and installation contractor, operating in the subsea oil and gas, telecommunications, military and utilities sectors of the offshore construction industry. Established for more than 10 years, the company owns and operates the largest, most comprehensive and technically advanced fleet of trenching equipment in the world, providing a key component of the international subsea construction market. Its head office is in Darlington, UK and its major markets are in the North Sea and Asia. CTC Marine Projects is member of the Trico Marine Group.

The Trico Marine Group is an integrated provider of subsea, trenching and marine support vessels and services. Trico's towing and supply division provides a broad range of marine support services to the oil and gas industry through use of its diversified fleet of vessels including the transportation of drilling materials, supplies and crews to drilling rigs and other offshore facilities; towing drilling rigs and equipment, and support for the construction, installation, repair and maintenance of offshore facilities. Trico's subsea services and trenching/installation divisions control a well equipped fleet of vessels and operate a fleet of modern ROVs, trenching and other subsea protection equipment. The Trico Marine Group is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas and has a global presence with operations in the North Sea, West Africa, Mexico, Brazil and Southeast Asia.

Published 19/03/2010

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