Deepocean Awarded Array Cable Installation Contract

Published Dec 2, 2016
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DeepOcean - DONG Energy contract
From left, Pierre Boyde and Bart Heijermans from DeepOcean sign contract with Duncan Clark and Peter Steen Ejler of DONG Energy (photo DeepOcean)

DeepOcean 1 UK Ltd., a subsidiary of DeepOcean Group Holding BV (DeepOcean), has announced the award of cable installation and trenching work for DONG Energy’s Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm.

Offshore work will be undertaken in 2018/2019 with DeepOcean’s in-house fleet of dedicated cable installation and trenching vessels. DeepOcean’s scope is the installation and trenching of 93 array cables.

DeepOcean’s Commercial Director for Cables & Trenching Pierre Boyde, says, “After the awards on the Race Bank & Walney Extension projects we are delighted to be further developing our relationship with DONG Energy. We have invested heavily in class-leading installation and trenching technology with a strong focus on both safety and productivity. This award will safeguard 150 jobs in Darlington and the surrounding area as well as enabling us to offer significant opportunities to the UK supply chain.”

Duncan Clark, Hornsea Project One Director, DONG Energy says, “Hornsea Project One is an important infrastructure project, which will not only contribute to lower carbon emissions but also play a big role in developing the UK’s offshore wind supply chain. Throughout this project we’ve worked hard to ensure as much value as possible is realised by UK businesses. The announcement further demonstrates both the UK’s ability to supply the offshore wind industry, and DONG Energy’s continuing commitment to investing in the UK.”

When operational, the Hornsea Project One will have a capacity of up to 1.2 gigawatts (GW), providing enough green energy to power well over one million UK homes. The wind farm is being built 120 km east of the Humber Estuary.

DeepOcean has a long track record of subsea power cable installation on critical infrastructure projects. In addition to the installation and trenching of a total of 93 inter-array cables, with a combined length of 203 km, the Hornsea Project One contract scope includes the associated route engineering, pre-lay grapnel run operations, installation of cable protection system and messenger wires. Offshore work will be undertaken in two campaigns, commencing in Q3 2018 and Q1 2019 respectively.

Tags: DeepOcean 1 UK Ltd., DeepOcean Group Holding BV, DONG Energy


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