CWind to Supply O&M Corrosion Protection Campaign
CWind has today announced that it is to provide a three months corrosion protection campaign to the offshore wind farm Westermost Rough in the North Sea, owned jointly by DONG Energy, The UK Green Investment Bank and Marubeni Corporation. CWind will deliver the campaign as an integrated service package that includes a crew transfer vessel as well as a team of technicians to undertake the full range of required tasks.
Structural elements of offshore wind farms are continuously exposed to one of the harshest environments. Salt, seawater and marine growth can affect the paintwork on offshore structures both externally and internally. To maintain the integrity of their assets, offshore wind farm owners have to ensure paintworks are intact and the structures are protected against corrosion.
Stephen Reynolds, Offshore Site Manager for DONG Energy said: “Protecting paint work offshore is a complex task, conditions have to be assessed and maintained to ensure protection is comprehensive once the job is completed. CWind was able to demonstrate its capability to deliver safely to our exacting standards for this preventative work and the ability to combine all elements of the task in one project was a clear advantage to us.”
He added: "This corrosion protection campaign is one of the final stages of the construction process to ensure that all the structures out at sea enter operational service in the best condition possible."
Peter Jorgensen, Managing Director, CWind explained the particular draw of their package solution: “Any offshore wind farm in operation has to ensure that minor damages to paintwork don’t become expensive repair jobs, we are delighted that we are able to support DONG Energy in this campaign.”
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