First Borssele III & IV Inter-Array Cable In Place
Van Oord has installed the first inter-array cable on the 731.5MW Borssele III & IV offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea.
The cable, provided by Prysmian Group, was installed by the cable-laying vessel Nexus.
Located 22 kilometres off the coast of the Province of Zeeland, Borssele III & IV will feature 77 MHI Vestas V164 9.5MW wind turbines installed on monopile foundations.
Offshore construction at the site started in late October 2019 when Van Oord installed the first monopiles.
Van Oord is the Balance of Plant contractor for the engineering, procurement and construction of the foundations and the inter-array cables.
The wind farm is being developed by the Blauwwind consortium comprising Partners Group (45%), Shell (20%), DGE (15%), Eneco Group (10%) and Van Oord (10%).
Shell and Eneco Group have also secured 15-year Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) from the consortium, under which each will buy 50% of the power generated by the wind farm.