VBMS, a subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis), has been awarded a contract to assist DEME’s subsidiary Tideway with the installation of three nearshore and shallow water sections ofexport cables for DONG Energy’s Hornsea Project One Offshore Wind Farm (OWF).
The scope of work for VBMS consists of the shore landing, installation and burial of three 33-kilometer long sections of export cable which are part of total cable lengths of approximately 134 km, 140 km and 152 km to be installed by Tideway. The project will be executed in Q1 and Q2 of 2018.
Arno van Poppel, Managing Director VBMS, said “We are very pleased to have been contracted by Tideway for these specialist nearshore installation activities and are confident to deliver this prestigious project to DONG Energy together with Tideway in a safe and efficient manner.”
VBMS will deploy its HD3-Plough which provides a high performance trenching solution for large diameter subsea power cables and has proven its ability to perform in shallow waters at the shore landings for the Galloper offshore wind farm earlier this year.
DONG Energy’s Hornsea Project One OWF, for which VBMS’ parent company Boskalis will transport and install the foundations for a part of the windfarm, will generate a total capacity of 1.2 GW and is located approximately 120 kilometers off the Yorkshire coast (UK). Hornsea Project One will be the first offshore wind farm to exceed 1 GW in capacity and will become the world's largest offshore wind farm.