Chevalier Floatels successfully completes three contracts for TenneT in the German sector
Chevalier Floatels has successfully executed three contracts for TenneT this summer. Both, DP Gezina and DP Galyna were employed to provide accommodation and transfer of TenneT personnel at HelWin alpha, HelWin beta and SylWin alpha.
On both HelWin platforms TenneT and its contractors executed a shutdown and maintenance project. This project was conducted with the assistance of DP Gezina. Due to the efficiency of the entire project team, the campaign was completed ahead of schedule. On SylWin Alpha and Sandbank Offshore substation a subsea cable had to be pulled in and connected, where the DP Galyna supported both platforms. Due to her low fuel consumption and speed of mobilization, the vessel could transfer persons to both platforms while using only one vessel.
Chevalier Floatels secured the first contract with TenneT. However seeing the performance of the entire company, both on the vessel and in the office, TenneT decided to use the vessels also for two other projects. The projects offered Chevalier Floatels the opportunity to prove the effectiveness of the recent upgrades. Part of the upgrades was the installation of an additional 4th Azimuth thruster to improve position keeping and Ampelmann performance. Also an additional deck was added to create a covered storage area and increase the work area on the vessels.
It was for TenneT the first time to employ a walk to work vessel. In previous similar projects jack up vessels were used or logistics were provided by subcontractors. However seeing the efficiency and flexibility of such a vessel, TenneT is poised to look at the future usage of this solution again. The cooperation of Chevalier Floatels team with TenneT was perceived as very pleasant – due to excellent accommodation and efficient communication.