Van Oord has been awarded the contract for cable installation works at the Borssele I & II offshore wind farm. The wind farm has a capacity of 752 MW and will be located 23 km off the coast of Zeeland, the Netherlands. Borssele I & II will supply enough renewable energy to meet the needs of approximately one million households each year. Construction of the offshore wind farm is scheduled for 2020.
Van Oord is responsible for the transportation, installation and burial of the 94 inter-array cables with a total length of 167 km. Van Oord will deploy its dedicated cable-laying vessel Nexus for the installation of the cables. Brand-new trencher Dig-It will bury the cables to the required depth of 2 m.
Earlier this year Van Oord has been awarded contracts for the Borssele III & IV wind farms and the Borssele V innovation project. By winning the cable installation contract for Borssele I & II, Van Oord now can show its capabilities in the construction of the entire Borssele wind project.
Source: Van Oord