CWind Reburies Export Cable at Prinses Amaliawindpark

CWind, part of Global Marine Group (GMG), has completed a remedial cable burial project for Prinses Amaliawindpark (Princess Amalia Wind Farm), a wind farm off the Netherlands’ west coast.

The project utilised CWind’s in-house resources including the cable lay vessel – the CS Recorder.

The 28km shore connection cable responsible for delivering power to the onshore substation was installed in 2007 and was trenched below the seabed to depths of up to three metres. Natural movement of the seabed in the subsequent ten years reduced its burial depth. As such, the main objective of the project was to rebury the cable to ensure its protection in commercial waters, and to comply with the site’s permit requirements.

The project, operated by Eneco, was completed in three weeks and in conjunction with operational and safety standards, GMG said.

“We are extremely pleased with the work carried out for us by the CWind team,” said Jeroen Achterberg, Eneco Project Manager.

“With a 100% clean safety record and high levels of safety awareness during the reburial project, the results led to the project being completed within schedule and to superb standards.”

The 120MW wind farm covers an area of around 14km2 and comprises of 60 wind turbines that are connected by eight in-field cable strings that converge at the central offshore high voltage station. The wind farm has been operational since 2008.

Photo: Image source: GMG