Balmoral inks offshore wind pact with Orsted

Balmoral’s new Norwegian subsidiary will work with renewables firm Orsted on the design of cable protection systems (CPS) for offshore wind farms.

 Seaproof Solutions CPS being installed on the world’s largest offshore windfarm, Hornsea Project One. Photograph courtesy of DEEPOCEAN.

Seaproof Solutions CPS being installed on the world’s largest offshore windfarm, Hornsea Project One. Photograph courtesy of DEEPOCEAN.

Seaproof Solutions has signed a six-year pact with the Danish operator to research and develop CPS designs together.

Founded in 1989, Seaproof Solutions has attained “market leading position” in the offshore wind sector, which CEO Henrik Bang-Andreasen said was “pivotal” in securing the agreement.

He said: “The new frame agreement will see an increase in shared values between Seaproof and Orsted that will build on the experience gained by working together on the world’s biggest windfarm, the 1.2GW Hornsea Project One, offshore UK.”

Balmoral Offshore Engineering acquired the Bergen-based company earlier this year in a bid to strengthen its offshore capabilities.

Fraser Milne, engineering and projects director at Aberdeen-based Balmoral, added: “We are delighted with the synergies between the two organisations and the improvements introduced to Seaproof’s processes and procedures.

“Seaproof’s capabilities are recognised across the offshore wind sector through their impressive track record of more than 1500 successful cable protection system installations, while Balmoral’s R&D and innovation capability is renowned in the offshore energy sector.

“Both teams are benefiting from each other’s collective experience and the frame agreement with Orsted is testament to our joint engineering and innovation heritage.”