Boskalis Subsea Cables & Flexibles (formerly VBMS) has signed a five-year subsea cable repair framework agreement with Transmission Capital Partners (TCP).
TCP operates and maintains the transmission links as the Offshore Transmission Owner (OFTO) between the UK’s onshore grid and the Barrow, Gunfleet Sands, Ormonde, Robin Rigg, Lincs and Westermost Rough offshore wind farms.
Dominik Adamus, commercial director at TCP, said: “Boskalis are one of the most experienced cable installers and repairers in the market and we are delighted to have them supporting our portfolio of power cables. This framework agreement will further support our drive towards reducing the time and costs of repairs by having immediate access to the universal joints and suitable fleet of vessels.”
The framework agreement provides access to the Boskalis-owned universal joints, which are deployable for many different types of cable including all of the cables within TCP’s portfolio.
In addition to the availability of the universal joints, the framework offer also ensures the availability of Boskalis vessels and engineering expertise.
Boskalis will deploy its repair spread from its cable storage facility in the port of Vlissingen in the Netherlands.