VSMC has been awarded a € 110 million contract by Dudgeon Offshore Wind Limited, owned by Norwegian companies Statoil and Statkraft, for the export and inter-array cabling for the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm.
VSMC will start in 2015 by performing two 1,100-metre horizontal directional drillings at the landfall, followed by the installation of two 42-km export cables in 2016. The scope of work also includes the design, supply, installation, terminations and testing of 67 inter-array cables with a total length of approx. 100 kilometres.
The Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm is located 32 kilometres off the coast, north of the town of Cromer in North Norfolk, United Kingdom, and 20 kilometres to the north-east of the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm. The 67 wind turbines have a total capacity of 400MW.
VSMC, a strategic joint venture of Boskalis and VolkerWessels, adds another impressive project to their track record for Statoil and Statkraft. They successfully completed the installation of the export and inter-array cables for the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm in 2012 and are committed to completing this project successfully as well.