In the summer 2011, Fendercare Marine provided diving and remotely operated vehicle (ROV) services to the Walney II wind farm off Barrow-in-Furness. 

Services included installation of messenger lines to 51 turbines and completion of cable installations, recording cable lay operations from the DPII vessel and activating the Tekmar cable seal systems.


Walney I and II both comprise 51 wind turbines with a total capacity of 367.2MW. The development includes foundations, turbines, export and array cables, offshore substations and onshore connection to grid. 


Visser and Smit Marine Contracting (VSMC) 

Services provided: 

  • Diving services 
  • Provision of DPII vessel (Nordica) 
  • ROV systems Seaeye Tiger and Surveyor Plus 
  • Mobilisation of Ampelmann personnel transfer system 
  • Turbine intervention team and offshore personnel 

Benefits delivered: 

  • Integrated solution 
  • Rapid response and mobilisation 
  • Fast delivery - completed within 85 days 


Download the Walney II wind farm, diving and ROV case study.