Export cable in place at Changle Area C offshore wind site

SB Submarine Systems’ (SBSS) cable installation barge Fu Yong 6 has completed the installation of the export cable at the Changle Area C offshore wind site in China.


Fu Yong 6 carried out the installation of 38.9 kilometers of cable with burial of three meters at the site located off the coast of the Fujian province.

The 258 mm diameter 220 kV power cable was pulled some 1.7 kilometers to the beach manhole over three successive tides, SBSS said.

The Chinese company added that this was its first time to perform the full work scope, including shore and civil operations, cable landing and offshore installation.

The Changle Waihai wind farm will be the first commercial project in the world to feature turbines with an individual rated output of 10 MW or more.

The 300 MW Changle Area A will consist of 40 turbines, 15 of which mounted on suction pile jacket foundations, while the 496 MW Changle Area C will feature 62 turbines all set to be installed on suction pile jackets.

Fu Yong 6 is now under tow to Changshu where it will immediately load for its follow-on assignment.

To remind, SBSS took delivery of the cable installation and maintenance barge in October 2020, shortly after which the barge completed its first 220 kV power cable loading in Jiangsu.