Fugro’s multi-purpose offshore vessel Fugro Symphony will return to the 400MW Rampion offshore wind farm next week to install the remaining inter-array cables at the site located some 13 kilometres off the Sussex coast.
During the first phase of the project, which started in August 2016 and ended in November 2016, Fugro Symphony and Fugro Saltire transported installed and buried the first 60 inter-array cables at the site.
Starting on Friday, 7 April, Fugro Symphony will start working on the remaining 62 inter-array cables, according to a notice to mariners. The second phase of the project is expected to be completed by summer.
Fugro Saltire will be in charge of cable burial works during the second phase of the project.
The GBP 1.3 billion Rampion is being built by E.ON, the UK Green Investment Bank plc and Canadian energy company Enbridge.
The wind farm will comprise 116 3.45MW MHI Vestas turbines, the first of which was installed earlier this month.
The project is due to be completed and fully operational in 2018.