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Duke of York Visits Gardline Vessel

By - 27/07/2012 09:38

The Duke of York paid a visit to one of Gardline’s latest wind farm vessels, made by Alicat Workboats, on Tuesday 24 July in Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk.

The Duke’s visit was part of a wider trip to Scira Offshore Energy to learn more about the Sheringham Shoal project and the rapidly developing offshore renewables industry in the UK. Gardline work in partnership with Scira as the marine sciences contractor specialising in geophysical, hydrographic, environmental, oceanographic and geotechnical surveys. Gardline have been involved in survey projects throughout the construction of the offshore wind farm, which is nearing completion.

Upon arrival in Wells-next-the-Sea The Duke of York was welcomed by Mr Einar Strømsvåg, Scira General Manager and briefed about the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm and other large developments planned for the southern North Sea.

The Royal Party then proceeded to the new outer harbour in Wells-next-the-Sea to inspect one of Gardline’s latest wind farm vessels made by Alicat Workboats. On arrival at the vessel The Duke of York was welcomed by Gregory Darling, Chairman of Gardline, for a discussion about the company and its role in many offshore energy projects.

Gregory Darling said “The Gardline Group has been involved in wind farm developments from conception through to operation over many years. This involvement has led to new business including wind farm training facilities, a quayside support base and the operation and manufacture of support vessels - all in Great Yarmouth. We will be pleased and honoured to be able to explain to The Duke that this part of the British marine industry is growing and is successful both in the UK and overseas.”

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