Flexibility Key for Boskalis (VBMS)
While there is a downturn in the oil and gas market, Boskalis – which serves the offshore energy sector – can count on its flexibility, as it can tap into offshore wind with its large range of vessels and skilled personnel, according to Pieter Wijnmaalen, Commercial Manager at VBMS, Boskalis’ daughter company working in the offshore wind market.
Most recently, VBMS has been working on the Galloper offshore wind farm, where it has been in charge of the cable installation. Late last year, the company tested a new method for export cable shore landing at the 336MW UK offshore wind farm, lowering the cable onto the seabed by using a remotely controlled progressive buoyancy release system which eliminates the need for divers, wet riggers or support vessels.
Also, earlier this year VBMS and High Voltage engineering company EDS teamed up and launched their Cable Integrity Solutions including the “Prepare to Repair” framework, which is said to allow cable repairs to be carried out up to 70% faster.
Watch the Expertise Hub interview with Pieter Wijnmaalen on OffshoreWIND.biz to find out more.