Siem Offshore Contractors has secured a contract to supply and install an inner array grid cable system at the Nordsee One offshore wind farm being developed by RWE Innogy.
Located in the North Sea, the wind farm will be equipped with 54 6.15MW turbines and will be inter-connected by an inner array grid of 33kV medium voltage submarine composite cables with a total length of up to 72km.
Additionally, Siem Offshore will also provide associated materials and services including submarine composite cables and related accessories, plus post-installation termination, trenching and testing services.
The marine installation is scheduled in 2016, but is subject to a final investment decision to be taken by the end of first quarter of 2015. Engineering work at the project will begin immediately.
Siem Offshore said that it will be utilising resources within its 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 wind farm will be situated within the German Bight sector of the North Sea, about 40km north of the island of Juist.
Image: Siem Offshore will lay cables for the Nordsee One offshore wind farm in Germany. Photo: courtesy of xedos4 / FreeDigitalPhotos.net.