14th May 2019
Lowestoft based Pipeshield International Limited are very proud to have been awarded the contract to supply the 2nd PHASE scour protection for the East Anglia One offshore windfarm by leading offshore construction company DeepOcean.
The award follows the successful delivery of the 1st PHASE manufactured and supplied at the end of 2018.
Similar in scope to the first phase, Pipeshield will manufacture and supply over 300 bespoke fronded concrete mattresses, with 50% manufactured and loaded from Pipeshield’s Blyth facility and the second 50% at the mobilisation port of Great Yarmouth, both facilities within close proximity of the deep water berths.
To optimise loadout operations, Pipeshield will supply 34no. patented Wet Storage bases. Preloaded quayside, the high payload system will enable the fast loading of stacks of mattresses, securely fastened on the bases and secured in place to the deck of the installation vessel. The system means mattresses are lifted in a horizontal position, retaining the integrity and protection of the FCM system in situ. This system is commonly used for both installation of multiple mattresses as well as decommissioning mats.
Fronds are a dense carpet of strands, like seaweed, woven together to create a system which slows down the sediment on the seabed, causing it to fall and create natural burial.