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    Tideway and Oceanteam join forces

    News // June 19, 2007

    Two leading contractors in the offshore power and umbilicals sectors have joined forces to provide turnkey solutions for major cable-related and windfarm projects.

    Tideway BV, based in the Netherlands, and Oceanteam Power & Umbilical in Norway will work together on a worldwide basis. The companies have signed a five-year co-operation agreement.

    The joint capabilities, whereby tendering for specific projects is done on a mutual exclusive basis, enables the companies to tender for complete turn key solutions for large and complex offshore subsea power and cable installation projects worldwide.

    Tideway is already engaged in the significant NorNed project, to link the electricity grids of Norway and the Netherlands. Tideway is a member of the DEME Group of Companies based in Belgium.
    Tideway specialises in landfall construction, fall pipe stone-dumping for offshore protection, dredging and windfarm installation works.

    As a partner in the C-Power consortium, DEME is directly involved in the development and construction of the C-Power-Thornton Bank project - a major 300 MW windfarm complex off the Belgian coast. Tideway's expertise will be used in the installation of wind
    turbine elements and the cable link to shore. Work has started recently and the cable lay phase will commence next year.

    Oceanteam has an existing co-operation agreement with ABB. The latter was recently awarded the contract for BRITNED, to link the British and Dutch power grids. Oceanteam has a letter of intent for the BRITNED cable lay. Oceanteam is also the exclusive installation partner of ABB on the STATOIL GJA development.

    Oceanteam Power & Umbilical is also a major force in the cable and umbilicals installation and trenching market. The service company operates among others the fleet of North Ocean construction support vessels that are currently under construction which are also ideally suited the submarine power cable market
    with their ability to take up to 7,000 tonnes of product is one load out.

    In addition Oceanteam's installation equipment, vessels and trenching equipment are designed to install and bury power
    cables and umbilicals.


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