Action heating up offshore Virginia
Subsea 7 has completed a cable pull-in at Camp Pendelton in Virginia, US, for the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project.
The 12 MW CVOW demonstration project is being jointly developed by Dominion Energy and Ørsted.
Subsea 7 won the contract for the supply and installation of inter-array cables at the wind farm in 2018 through Seaway Offshore Cables (SOC), an entity in the company’s Renewables and Heavy Lifting Business Unit.
The company deployed the cable layer Seaway Aimery on the project.
The CVOW will feature two Siemens Gamesa 6 MW turbines installed on monopile foundations some 27 miles off Virginia Beach.
The wind farm’s turbine components and monopile foundations reached Halifax, Canada at the end of April.
Jan De Nul’s offshore jack-up installation vessel Vole au vent completed her trans-Atlantic journey to Halifax earlier this week.
There, the jack-up will load the components, and transport and install them at the site.
Dominion Energy and Ørsted plan to commission the demonstration wind farm by the end of the year.