Connector Stays on Hornsea Project One

Norwegian shipowner Ocean Yield has entered a contract for extension of the charter for its cable lay vessel Connector, working at the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm site in the UK.

The vessel will continue carrying out cable lay operations for Ørsted’s 1.2GW offshore wind project for a firm period up to 30 September, with an option to further extend this period until 19 November.

In April, DEME Group’s subsidiary Tideway, in charge of the export cable installation for Hornsea Project One, installed the first cable section at the project site using Ocean Yield’s Connector.

Along the Connector, Tideway is also utilising its new vessel Living Stone, which recently joined the Hornsea One operations.

When operational in 2020, the 174-turbine Hornsea Project One will be the first wind farm in the world with a capacity over 1GW and capable of providing clean electricity to well over one million homes, according to Ørsted.

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