BOULDER REMOVAL OPERATIONS – WEST ADLERGRUND CLUSTER
Ref: Atlantic Carrier & Atlantic Tonjer Testimonial
Offshore Marine Management (OMM) are pleased to acknowledge that the boulder clearance vessel “Atlantic Carrier” and “Atlantic Tonjer” associated ROGE WROV system, which was contracted by OMM to perform boulder clearance works on the West Adlergrund Windfarm Cluster in the German Baltic Sea, has successfully completed operations. The overall project ran between November 2015 and June 2016 and the Atlantic Tonjer and Atlantic
Carrier performed all associated task in the removal of boulders to the complete satisfaction of OMM.
The Atlantic Tonjer and Atlantic Carrier and the crew performed all tasks with excellent leadership from the on-board master and the management team based onshore, with excellent communications between all parties ensuring that the project was a success. Throughout the project the vessel utilisation was around the 90% mark (inclusive of weather downtime) and the boulder removal rate averaged in excess of 55 boulders per day for the project, frequently operating as high as 85 boulders depending upon boulder concentration.
The vessels station keeping was demonstrated with excellent control within tight working corridors, allowing the ROGE ROV system with subsea Grab to remove in excess of 6000+ boulders and targets from the cable routes, quickly and efficiently.
OMM are very satisfied with the service provided by Atlantic Marine, and would not hesitate to use the system again for seabed clearance. I would personally like to thank Paul and the team at Atlantic Marine for a job excellently executed with a positive attitude, whilst maintaining a complete professional approach to offshore subsea operations.