This afternoon Global Wind Service (GWS) CEO Lars Petersen received the eagerly anticipated news that the BARD contract is now official. The following message was relayed to the Oslo Stock Exchange:
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier International Ltd, which is indirectly owned 50/50 by Bonheur ASA and Ganger Rolf ASA, has been awarded a contract by the German company BARD Engineering GmbH for installation work of turbines and associated equipment at the “Bard Offshore 1” wind farm in German territorial waters. The contract commences in March 2013 and is anticipated to take 150 days. The work will be performed using the installation vessel “Brave Tern”. The contract includes the provision of installation technicians from Global Wind Service A/S (DK) and one crew/service vessel of the Bayard class as provided by Fred. Olsen Windcarrier A/S (DK). Both Global Wind Service A/S and Fred. Olsen Windcarrier A/S (DK) are indirectly owned by Bonheur ASA and Ganger Rolf ASA.‘This is an extremely exciting project that will really demonstrate how well our three companies work together. We hope that this will be the first of many such endeavours’ said Lars Petersen (GWS CEO).