Vattenfall has awarded Kraken Subsea Solutions with a contract for employer’s representation for the inter-array cable installation at the Kriegers Flak offshore wind project.
The French engineering and consultancy company will provide supervision services to Vattenfall during the offshore installation operations at the 605MW wind farm, which will take place from July 2019 to November 2020.
Kraken will be involved in all of the installation operations for the inter-array cable package, including boulder picking and clearance, pre-trenching, pre-survey, cable pull-in, laying and burial, as well as termination and testing.
JDR Cables will manufacture more than 70km of aluminium core inter-array cables and provide a range of termination accessories for the Krigers Flak project, under a contract it secured in March.
In November 2016, Vattenfall won the tender to build the wind farm with the lowest ever bid of EUR 49.9 per MWh, 58% below the original cap of EUR 120 per MWh.
The 605MW Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm will comprise 72 Siemens Gamesa 8MW turbines scheduled to be fully commissioned before the end of 2021.