Van Oord has installed all 94 array cables connecting the turbines on the Borssele I & II offshore windfarm in the Netherlands. Installation started, ahead of schedule, in February this year
The cables were installed by Van Oord’s cable-laying vessel Nexus. Next month, Van Oord expects to finalise the cable burial campaign, using the company’s trencher Dig-It. The 94 cables were fabricated by Nexans. The project is being undertaken on behalf of developer Ørsted.
Van Oord project manager Arjan Dirkmaat said, “Installation of the cables went very well. The innovations initiated prior to the work paid off.”
Ørsted construction manager Klaasjaap Buijs said, “We are approaching the last phase of the installation of Borssele I & II. Even with our stringent Covid-19 measures, we are still well on track to complete the installation before the end of the year.
“The cable installation scope was a good example of our excellent relationship with the Borssele III & IV windfarm, which is under construction for the Blauwwind consortium. It is not often that different companies successfully share cable installation vessels across different projects.”
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