Germany: SOC to Lay Inner Array Grid Cables for Baltic 2 Offshore Wind Farm
Siem Offshore Contractors GmbH (“SOC”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Siem Offshore Inc., announced that SOC has been awarded the contract for the installation of the inner array grid cables for the Baltic 2 Offshore Wind Farm (“OWF”) project by EnBW Baltic 2 GmbH (“EnBW”), a subsidiary of EnBW Erneuerbare Energien GmbH (“EEE”).
The contract award highlights the continued expansion into the Offshore Renewable Energy Market for the Siem Offshore group.
The OWF will be situated within the Baltic Sea, approx. 30 km north of the island of Rügen/Germany. The OWF will consist out of 80 wind turbine generators, each with a capacity of 3.6 MW and shall be interconnected by an inner array grid of 33 kV medium voltage (MVAC) cables with a total length of up to 88 km.
SOC will be utilising resources within the Siem Offshore group, whereby the combined capabilities of Siem Offshore’s marine operations and the engineering and installation experience of SOC will form a natural and strong resource base to the benefit of the project.
The project value exceeds the equivalent of USD 100 million, whereby in addition to the submarine cable installation works, SOC will provide associated services including pre-installation route and boulder clearance and pre-lay trenching operations as well as post-installation termination and testing services. The project works will commence immediately and are currently scheduled to be completed within 24 months.
Press release, February 12, 2013; Image: enbw