Technocean signs co-operation agreement with Troll WindPowerNews // December 4, 2009
Fearnley Offshore Supply reports that Technocean and Troll WindPower have signed a
co-operation agreement which strengthens their combined ability to compete in the growing market for offshore wind farm development.
In its latest report on the offshore market, Fearnley said co-operation between the subsea contractor, Technocean and the international wind power expertise in Troll Wind Power, encompasses the supply and installation of electrical cables for the European market.
The companies have collective subsea and marine expertise along with innovative energy 'know how' to enable them to develop enhanced solutions and provide for the optimization of cable laying for the growing market sector of offshore wind farms.
Technocean will provide the subsea equipment, vessels and personnel to conduct these types of projects.
Between 5,000 and 10,000 fixed offshore wind turbines are currently approved for
development in the North Sea over the next 5-10 years. Each of these parks will require the installation of the electrical cables to connect the wind turbines and offshore transformer stations together.
In addition, Troll WindPower is partnering with Bergen Group Rosenberg for the delivery of turnkey offshore transformer stations.