One of our tenants who we are proud to introduce is the HBC Group, a collection of companies which has a range of experience to do with wind farms. They have a wealth of knowledge regarding wind farms across Europe, and work with them both topside and underwater.
Who are they?
The HBC Group covers several different companies. These include HBC Offshore Solutions, and Hyperbaric Consult. Both of these companies now hold their office space within Adelphi Mill. Their experience with wind farms is huge, and covers a vast area of Europe. They have worked in the UK, off the Netherlands, off and in Denmark, and in a number of other locations. You can see a handy map on their website which details their past and present projects so that you can see how far their work has spread.
They also have a fleet of four vessels which are specially equipped to help in their work. These are the HBC Achiever, HBC Supporter, HBC Performer, and HBC Tender.
What do they do?
They are involved at all levels of wind farm maintenance and management. Their offshore solutions include rigging, construction, cable testing, cable termination, confined space work, and generator management. Their hyperbaric work includes diving, subsea inspections, subsea construction, subsea installation, subsea maintenance, confined space diving, surveying, and ROV work.
They can support their clients topside during construction, prior to construction, and with operation and maintenance later on. They also carry out IMR, or Inspection, Maintenance, and Repair work. This helps to keep the wind farms in good condition after they have been built. Their services in this area include cleaning services during inspections, to ensure that the wind farm is sanitised on a regular basis.
What are they up to?
If you want to keep up with what they are working on at the moment, you can find plenty of details on their news page. This is also where they make announcements, so you can check back there regularly if you want to know what is going on.
One of their big achievements for 2017 is that they have been re-awarded the UK Subsea Inspection Campaign across DONG Energy’s wind farms. They are also currently aiding with the installation of array cables on the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm project.
How can I contact them?
If you are in need of their services, or even thinking about working with them, you can easily get in touch in a number of ways. One is to use their website to send a contact form, which will then get you a response via email. You can also call them directly if you have something to discuss.
Alternatively, you can pop in to visit them at Adelphi Mill. Their offices are inside our complex and are easy to get to, with a passenger lift available.