UTEC NCS Survey, part of UTEC Survey, an Acteon company, was recently awarded a contract for heavy lift support services for a major project in the Baltic Sea.

Partnering with LDD the contract is to deliver, in January 2016, a pile guide frame monitoring system, which will be used for the installation of approximately 70 foundation pile clusters for the subsequent installation of 4-legged jackets for the Wikinger windfarm development in the Baltic Sea.

The monitoring system has been designed to meet the high accuracy installation tolerances required for each pile cluster, with UTEC NCS using the specifically designed heavy lift / renewables internal software package “Groundbase” to monitor the installations.

Groundbase is a customized, stand-alone, navigation software package developed to provide the necessary QC for any offshore structure installation. Capabilities include monitoring: jackets, top-sides, monopiles, transition pieces, templates, manifolds etc. when installed from vessels, barges or jack-ups.

Crawford Tennant, Regional Manager EMEA stated: “UTEC NCS is delighted to receive this contract award as it supports our commitment to expanding operations in the heavy lift and windfarm survey support sector whilst also offering broader workscopes with our sister companies.”

LDD, an Acteon company, is contracted by Offshore Wind Force to deliver the entire design and engineering (including full DNV certification) of the overall subsea pre-piling template system including provision and fit up of all specialist equipment, hydraulics, controls, noise mitigation and motioning systems both surface and subsea.

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