The installation and the testing of the inter-array cables at the Deutsche Bucht wind farm in the German North Sea has been completed according to Northland Power, the owner and developer of the project.
Van Oord, the Balance of Plant contractor (BoP) for the 269MW project, awarded Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke (NSW) with a contract to design, produce and deliver 45 kilometres of medium-voltage submarine power cables for the wind farm’s inter-array grid.
The cable laying was completed at the end of May by Van Oord’s cable laying vessel Nexus. The trencher Dig-It then buried the cables that will connect the wind turbines to the offshore substation.
Located some 95 kilometres northwest of the Borkum Island, Deutsche Bucht will comprise a total of 33 MHI Vestas 8.4MW wind turbines installed on 31 monopile foundations and two mono bucket foundations and expected to be commissioned by the end of the year.
The first turbine was installed at the site in early June.