Petrofac News 1700X397
08 December 2016

Petrofac builds on its subsea cable track record with Lincs windfarm project

Petrofac has successfully completed its first offshore engineering support scope for Transmission Capital’s Lincs Ofto.

The project, which centred on the provision of risk assessment and engineering support on the two 48km subsea cables connecting the Lincs offshore windfarm with the onshore transmission system, builds on Petrofac’s recent success on subsea cable projects across Europe.

Following a full assessment of the impact of external risks to the cable, such as fishing and anchor damage in areas where the seabed is mobile and comprises a mixture of sands and exposed rock, Petrofac was able to provide Lincs with a number of potential protection and repair scenarios.

Mike Lee, Head of Asset Management for Transmission Capital said: “Petrofac’s offshore experience and pragmatic approach helped us turn statistical risks into practical protection solutions for our cables”.

John McGregor Scott, Development Director at Petrofac said “We’re very pleased to have had the opportunity to work with Transmission Capital. The project further demonstrates the technical capability of our subsea consultancy team and our unique expertise in addressing challenging seabed conditions.”