Monjasa subsidiary deploy floating hotel
The Danish bunker-fuel company Monjasa's Dutch subsidiary, C-bed, has chartered the floating hotel Wind Innovator to the British Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm. From 1 January and the next 4-5 months, Wind Innovator will become the temporary home for the offshore technicians completing the wind farm.
By applying her purpose-built walk-to-work concept, Wind Innovation will make up an integral part of the entire installation setup. The walk-to-work concept directly connecting the vessel and the wind turbine foundation significantly reduces the need for applying crew transfer vessels and thus overall installation time for the operator.
The Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm project includes 47 turbines located 14 km west of Walney Island off the coast of Cumbria in the Irish Sea. When this final round of the project is completed, the Walney Wind Farm composes more than 200 turbines.
C-bed is a world-wide pioneer in offshore accommodation since 2008, and from August 2010 until March 2011, C-bed took part in the first-round installation and commissioning of the Walney Wind Farm.
Throughout the project period, Wind Innovation will be using Barrow as base port for crew change and loading of fresh supplies.