Van Oord has started installing inter-array cables at the Windpark Fryslân nearshore wind farm in the IJsselmeer Lake, the Netherlands.
The installation work started in December, as planned, a spokesperson for Windpark Fryslân said.
The inter-array cables will first come to shore at the wind farm’s own transformer station at Breezanddijk on the artificial island of Breezand.
From there, the two cable circuits will be installed and run to Bolsward, where the energy from the wind farm will be delivered to TenneT’s Frisian high-voltage grid.
Windpark Fryslân is being built in the Frisian part of the IJsselmeer and has an installed capacity of 382.7 MW.
The wind farm will comprise 89 Siemens Gamesa turbines which are expected to be commissioned in 2021.
The installation of the monopile foundations was completed in December. The turbine installation is scheduled to start in March.
Siemens Gamesa and Van Oord are constructing the wind farm through the Zuiderzeewind consortium on behalf of Ventolines.
Van Oord is responsible for the design, manufacture, and installation of the monopile foundations and cables, as well as the delivery of the equipment to install the turbines.
Once operational, Windpark Fryslân will become the largest wind farm in the world situated in inland water.