The Libertas operated on the Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm for DEME’s subsidiary GeoSea. The vessel conducted hydrographic survey measurements. The Libertas completed its job in March 2016.
The Guardian also operated on the Race Bank project. Hydrographic survey measurements are executed for the seabed preparation for the windpark. Operations start April 2016.
In December 2013, DONG Energy acquired the Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm from Centrica Plc.
GeoSea, a DEME group subsidiary, is responsible for the transportation and installation of the monopile foundations as well as scour protection and met mast decommissioning for the Race Bank Project.
Export cables for Race Bank will come to shore east of the mouth of the River Nene and approximately 3.7 miles north-northeast of Sutton Bridge. The cables will run in a southerly direction to the connection point at the existing Walpole substation. The approximate length of the onshore section of cable is 6.8 miles.
With a potential maximum capacity of up to 580MW, Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm could generate enough electricity to power 400,000 UK homes per year. The Project could also realise a potential annual carbon saving of over 830,000 tonnes of CO2.