Siem to Connect 84 Beatrice Wind Turbines

Seaway Heavy Lifting has awarded Siem Offshore Contractors (SOC) a contract for the turnkey supply and installation package of the inner array grid cable system for the 588MW Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm.

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In addition to the submarine cable installation works, SOC will also provide associated materials and services including the supply of the submarine composite cables, cable protection systems and related accessories as well as post-installation termination, trenching and testing services.

The 84 wind turbines at the Beatrice offshore wind farm will be connected by an inner-array grid of 91 33kV medium voltage alternating current submarine composite cables with a total length of up to 164km.

The offshore works for the inter-array cable system are due to begin in 2017, with the project scheduled to be completed before the end of Q3 2018.