SeaMar scores long-term contract with MMT

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: Tom Russell 20/11/2020 SeaMar Group
Following a recent six month contract, MMT has awarded the SeaMar Group (SeaMar) a long-term contract for the offshore support vessel Deep Helder.

The contract extension has a duration of two years firm, with an additional one year option. Work is expected to start in direct continuation of the vessel’s previously agreed scope.

Leo Balkema, Managing Director of SeaMar, said: “Joint efforts between MMT and SeaMar since 2019 lead to successful results in the European offshore renewable market. The recent collaboration between the companies in the US offshore wind industry resulted in a remarkable achievement. We are extremely pleased to continue the relationship with MMT and value their trust by awarding SeaMar with this long-term agreement during challenging times. We look forward to continuing and further develop the relationship over the coming years”.

P-O Sverlinger, CEO of MMT Group, said: “We are glad to continue our operation on Deep Helder together with SeaMar. Deep Helder has, already from start, performed very well in our operation and we are very satisfied with SeaMar’s crew, their professionalism and high HSE-performance. Deep Helder is also a perfect vessel for the Renewables market in the US. She has low fuel consumption and large accommodation opportunities which is of particular importance with tough requirements on many Protected Species Observers in addition to the marine and survey crew. MMT looks forward to perform many new projects together with SeaMar.”

Since May 2020, MMT has been operating
Deep Helder on the US Coast, on a variety of marine survey activities for Ørsted's South Fork and Revolution Wind offshore wind farms.

South Fork, subject to permitting, further development, and final investment decisions by owners Ørsted and Eversource, is expected to be commissioned by the end of 2022. It will deliver power to households under a long-term power purchase agreement with the Long Island Power Authority. The project is to have a capacity of around 130 MW.

The 704 MW
Revolution Wind project is a joint venture between between Ørsted and Eversource. Construction could begin as early as 2023. It is to produce 304 MW of power for Connecticut and 400 MW for Rhode Island.

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