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HSSE Complete Shore Landing of Export Cable for London Array Wind Farm


Image: HSSE Bootle-based commercial diving and engineering specialist, Hughes Sub Surface Engineering, announces the successful completion of their latest project assisting the main contractor successfully complete the shore landing of the export cable from the London Array Wind Farm presently under construction in the Thames Estuary. Hughes Sub Surface Engineering were engaged to assist with the landing and burial of the export cable at a demanding location close to the mouth of the River Swale, to the south east of the Isle of Sheppey in Kent. For the past 6 months their specialist team provided 24/7 support to the project assisting with the deployment and operation of the burial plough, the successful removal of lift-bags and the sea serpent, cutting and retrieval of the cable and a range of near-shore wet-rigging tasks.

Re-affirming the company’s growing reputation as a provider of specialist diving, rigging and engineering services to the offshore wind farm construction sector Ian Hughes, MD, said: ‘Our unique blend of skills, knowledge and experience in this demanding arena, coupled with our ability to provide innovative solutions to the range of challenges always present on these projects enabled our client to successfully complete this demanding shore landing and cable burial’.


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