Van Oord Enters Home Stretch at Borkum Riffgrund 2

Van Oord’s cable lay vessel Nexus has loaded the final set of inter-array cables for the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm and is currently installing them at the site in the German North Sea.

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The cable lay works at Ørsted’s 450MW wind farm are expected to be completed by 7 August, Van Oord said.

Nexus started installing the inter-array cables at the wind farm in April. The contract also includes the installation of interlink cables to the adjacent Borkum Riffgrund 1 offshore substation. The cables were manufactured by Nexans.

Located 54 kilometres off the coast of Lower Saxony and next to the 312MW Borkum Riffgrund 1, Borkum Riffgrund 2 will comprise 56 MHI Vestas 8MW wind turbines, expected to be fully commissioned in 2019.