Gulf Marine Services scores French wind farm contract

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: Tom Russell 23/01/2023 GMS
Gulf Marine Services announced it has signed a contract to provide support for the construction and development of a major offshore wind farm in France.

According to the contract announcement, it is due to complete in Q1 2023. No details were disclosed in regards to value or what exact wind farm project the contract covers.

Mansour Al Alami GMS Executive Chairman said: "We are pleased to be awarded this contract, which is a further reflection of the strong demand for our vessels. This contract also reflects our long‐term commitment to the renewable energy sector, as earlier announcements confirmed our commitment towards the oil and gas sector."

GMS has a fleet of 13 self-elevating support vessels (SESVs).They are  categorised by size - K-Class (Small), S-Class (Mid) and E-Class (Large) - with these capable of operating in water depths of 45m to 80m depending on leg length. The vessels are four-legged and are self-propelled. They are used in offshore wind turbine maintenance work.

For more information on installation and maintenance of major offshore wind farm components, click here.