Peter Madsen Marine Contractors have been awarded the contract for boulder clearance at the Ostwind 2 grid connection project in the German Baltic Sea. The contract was awarded by German transmission system operator 50Hertz.

The project comprises boulder clearance and extensive survey works at the three cable routes for the Ostwind 2 grid connection project, which will connect two future offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea, Arcadis Ost 1 and Baltic Eagle, to the German high voltage grid. The scope of work includes removal of surface boulders between the landfall near Lubmin (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany) and the offshore wind farm sites northeast of the island of Rügen.

-This is a major contract for Peter Madsen Marine Contractors and we are extremely proud that 50Hertz have selected us for the project. We look forward to a close cooperation with this important client, says Michael Normann, CEO at Peter Madsen Marine Contractors.

Preparations have already begun and the project will be executed in 2019 following receipt of the necessary consents. Peter Madsen Marine Contractors will mobilize a number of its own wire crane vessels as well as own multibeam survey equipment for the project. A similar spread has previously successfully been used for other boulder clearance projects at offshore wind farms such as Arkona, Baltic 2, Anholt, Rampion and Westermost Rough.

Peter Madsen Marine Contractors’ track record in the offshore wind industry includes working on some 25 offshore wind farms in Denmark, the UK, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands and France. The company has handled a wide range of projects including boulder clearance, installation and repair of scour protection, nearshore trenching and backfilling, installation and repair of stone beds, seabed levelling, ballasting of foundations, dredging, multibeam surveying etc. Peter Madsen Marine Contractors, founded in 1954, owns and operates six specialized vessels equipped with either hydraulic excavators or grab wire excavators. All vessels are fitted with advanced positioning and monitoring systems and spud legs.

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