Van Oord’s cable laying vessel Nexus has started installing cables on Ørsted’s 450MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.
Nexus loaded the cables in the port of Nordenham at the end of March, with cable installation work starting on Monday, 16 April.
A total of 110 kilometres of cables will be laid on the wind farm to connect the 56 MHI Vestas 8MW wind turbines with the offshore substation.
Furthermore, a cable will be laid to connect Borkum Riffgrund 2 to the nearby Borkum Riffgrund 1 wind farm.
The installation work is expected to be completed in July, and the connection to the converter platform DolWin3 will follow about one month later, Ørsted said.
The cables for Borkum Riffgrund 2 were manufactured in Hanover by the French manufacturer Nexans.
The full commissioning of the wind farm is scheduled for 2019.