Van Oord-Hellenic Cables Selects First Subsea CPS for Dutch OWF

Van Oord-Cablel Hellenic Cables consortium has selected First Subsea to supply Cable Protection System (CPS) for the export cables and cross over protection for TenneT’s Net op zee Hollandse Kust (zuid) offshore wind farm.

The wind farm is located 20 kilometers off the coast of The Hague in The Netherlands.

First Subsea will engineer, test and supply a CPS for the protection of the 220 kV export cables and the 66 kV interlink cable between the J-tube at the offshore sub-stations, Alpha and Beta.

The platforms shall be of a jacket design and J-tubes shall be used to guide and protect the export cables entering the platforms.

The CPS has been designed to ensure the power cables are protected against vortex induced vibrations, instability due to waves and currents, touchdown protection, edge scour, abrasion, improved cable fatigue performance, optimized installation and simple disconnection should it be required.

The scope of work also includes crossing protection for four submarine power cables which will each cross three pipelines.

A total of twelve pipeline crossings shall be supplied and installed by Van Oord-Cablel, the company said on its social media.

The crossing designs consist of a CPS, which will be designed and supplied by First Subsea.