HB Rentals Completes Cluster Of Renewable Energy Contracts


Offshore accommodation and workspace specialist HB Rentals has completed a number of contracts for on-going work in some of Europe’s most prominent wind farm developments.

The three contracts, which have a combined value of over £2million, has seen the company successfully provide temporary living quarter complex solutions for operations in the Prinses Amalia Windpark, located offshore Netherlands and the Borkum West II field located offshore Germany.

HB Rentals Eastern Hemisphere business unit managing director, Norman Porter said: “These multiple contracts not only highlight the current strength of our core accommodation business, but also exemplify our ability to adapt our complete service offering to the renewable sector. Renewables are expected to play an increasing role in the European energy mix over the next decade and HB Rentals will be well positioned to support this growth.”

Combined HB Rentals has provided a total of 69 modules capable of sleeping over 200 people. Broken down, a supply vessel operating in the Prinses Amalia Windpark has received five, 32ft four person sleepers. The remaining modules have been deployed on platforms and jack-up barges situated in the Borkum West II field.

The projects also included the provision of auxiliary equipment such as conference rooms, recreation facilities and sewage treatment plants as well as all design, engineering, project management, installation, hook-up and commissioning services.

As part of the projects HB Rentals has carried out modifications on all modules prior to delivery to ensure they met the specifications of each facility.

The scale of the projects has also meant the involvement of the company’s operations teams from around the world and included the delivery of modules and equipment from bases in the UAE and USA.

Mr Porter added: “These contracts demonstrate our reputation as a complete solutions provider as opposed to a basic accommodation rental business. Our global teams have begun the process of coordinating operations. These contracts are a confirmation of the confidence some of the industry’s biggest players have in our ability to deliver on projects of this scale.”

“Our reputation for providing a consultative approach to accommodation in the renewables sector is growing with our method of working with client’s to meet their exact needs paying dividends in the sector particularly for those with limited experience working in an offshore environment.”