In February 2016, the Helen Mary was put into service on a 2.5 year contract with Dong Energy, to carry out support duties during the construction phase of their Race Bank wind farm. In an industry where driving down the cost of construction is key to its future, Inverlussa carefully designed a vessel that carries out several different functions throughout the wind farm, thereby delivering a cost effective solution to the client, resulting in a saving at the end of the project.
"DONG Energy is absolutely committed to using UK suppliers whenever possible and we are very happy to be working with Inverlussa Marine Services and Mainprize Offshore Ltd on our Race Bank project. Race Bank is a significant offshore wind farm which will be capable of powering over half a million UK homes, and these two UK companies will play a vital role in construction. It's also really encouraging to hear this contract has led to new staff being taken on at Inverlussa Marine Services and has helped the business kick-start its expansion into the renewables sector."
Jason Ledden, Construction Project Manager for Race Bank at DONG Energy.