Stemat Spirit Loading Hohe See Cables

Boskalis’s cable laying vessel Stemat Spirit has started loading inter-array cables for the 497MW EnBW Hohe See offshore wind farm project.

Stemat Spirit. Source: Boskalis
Source: Boskalis Subsea

Stemat Spirit is expected to arrive on the Hohe See wind farm in the German North Sea by the second week of August, a spokesperson for Boskalis told Offshore WIND.

AIS data shows that the vessel is currently in Velsen-Noord, the Netherlands.

EnBW contracted Boskalis to supply, install and bury, as well as terminate and test, seventy-nine 33kV inter-array cables on the Hohe See wind farm. The company is also in charge of the inter-array cable works on the adjacent 112MW EnBW Albatros, as well as of inter-connecting the two wind farms.

Hohe See and Albatros will feature a total of 87 Siemens SWT-7.0-154 wind turbines with a combined capacity of 609MW. The development of the two wind farms is being carried out as a joint project, scheduled for completion in 2019.