VBMS Wraps Up Sandbank OWF Wiring

VBMS has completed cable installation and post-lay burial work at Vattenfall’s 288MW Sandbank offshore wind farm, situated in the German Bight.

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The company installed a total of 76 inter-array cables within approximately two and a half months.

VBMS deployed its multipurpose vessels Ndurance and Ndeavor in order to simultaneously perform cable installation and placement of messenger wires, cable burial, cable connection, and cable testing works. For the project, the company launched its in-house post-lay burial ROV 107-1100.

“By accommodating all personnel working on the towers onboard the Ndurance and the Ndeavor, we minimised transfer times which contributed to maximum efficiency in execution of the works too,” said Ruud Kromwijk, project manager at VBMS. “By deploying in-house personnel, vessels and equipment we have proven ourselves capable of executing subsea cable installation works to the highest safety- and quality standards within the industry and also within challenging offshore environments in a very limited time frame.”

Cable connection and cable testing works are expected to be completed at the end of July.

When completed in 2017, the Sandbank offshore wind farm will have 72 Siemens 4MW wind turbines and will be able to supply more than 400,000 households with renewable electricity.