VBMS Bags Cabling Deal for Galloper OWF
- Operations & Maintenance
VBMS has been awarded two contracts with a total value of approximately EUR 200 million by Galloper Wind Farm Ltd., a joint venture between RWE Innogy UK, Siemens Finance and Green Investment Bank, for the Galloper Offshore Wind Farm.
VBMS signed a contract for the export cabling scope in a consortium with nkt cables, consisting of supply and installation of two 45 kilometre long export cables including route preparation, landfall operations, burial, termination and testing of the cables.
In addition, VBMS has been awarded a contract for supply and installation of 56 inter-array cables, for which the company has contracted the cable supplier JDR. Installation of the first export cable is scheduled for 2016, followed by installation of the second export cable and inter-array cables for 2017, the company informed.
VBMS CEO Arno van Poppel said: “We are looking forward to displaying the specialist expertise that has been brought together for these projects. Our valuable experience with similar projects such as Nordsee Ost for our client RWE Innogy, allows us to use our technology and expertise in order to successfully deliver these prestigious projects.”
The Galloper Offshore Wind Farm consists of 56 Siemens 6MW wind turbines with a total capacity of approximately 340 megawatts. The site is located in the Thames Estuary, about 27 kilometres off the coast of Suffolk, England.