James Fisher Rumic successfully completes cable pulling operation at the Beatrice wind farm, overcoming a tight operational window and challenging conditions to complete the pull on schedule.

The operation – completed Q1 2018 - is JF Rumic’s second cable pull at the site, and follows an initial project completed in September 2017, where JF Rumic supplied a team to the site at short notice to successfully execute a 1km cabling operation.

Both projects were completed for client Denholm Wilhelmsen Ltd, working onboard cable laying vessel C/S Nexans Skagerrak.

A solution for the Beatrice wind farm

For the second cable pull, JF Rumic was asked to support the safe deployment of an umbilical from the vessel to subsea with buoyancy. The job was subject to a tight operating window of just 36 hours, so an eight-man team of riggers with previous cable pulling experience was recruited and deployed to the site.

During operations, local weather conditions also deteriorated with the crew needing to contend with one-metre swells during the deployment. However the JF Rumic team was able to overcome these difficulties and completed a 16-hour shift in order to finish the operation within the allotted window.

Key outcomes

Despite conditions and the tight schedule, the JF Rumic team was able to complete the cable pull within the operating window without incident. The pull exemplifies JF Rumic’s ability to supply experienced and highly competent personnel and to complete the contracted work in demanding conditions.