Ørsted Selects CRP Subsea’s Cable Protection System for Borkum Riffgrund 3 and Gode Wind 3

Ørsted has awarded two cable protection system (CPS) contracts to CRP Subsea for the Borkum Riffgrund 3 and Gode Wind 3 offshore wind farms in Germany.

CRP Subsea, formerly known as Trelleborg Offshore UK, will supply 223 of its NjordGuard monopile entry cable protection systems for the inter-array cables on both projects.

The CPS will also protect the cables being used to support the connection between Borkum Riffgrund 3 to the Dolwin Epsilon converter station.

The company said it would start project engineering work immediately, with the production of the 223 CPS systems to take place in its manufacturing facility in the North West of England.

The CPS systems are scheduled to be installed at the two offshore wind farms sites in 2024.

In April, Germany’s Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) granted planning approval to Ørsted for the 242 MW Gode Wind 3 offshore wind farm, whose construction will be carried out in parallel with the 900 MW Borkum Riffgrund 3 project, which has yet to be approved.

Gode Wind 3 will go into full commercial operation in 2024 and the commissioning of Borkum Riffgrund 3 would follow in 2025. A final investment decision for both projects is still pending.