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  • 17 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    VBMS has been awarded a contract by DONG Energy for the installation of 87 inter-array cables for the 660MW Walney Extension offshore wind farm. The total scope of work for VBMS will consist of route engineering, a pre-lay grapnel run, cable transport, cable installation and trenching. The project will be executed by VBMS’ in-house owned and […]

  • 31 August 2014

    VSMC (Visser & Smit Marine Contracting) is now VBMS. This name change is a result of the strategic joint venture between VolkerWessels and Boskalis, which was formalised in 2013. VBMS is inspired by the initialisation of VolkerWessels Boskalis Marine Solutions. Besides introducing a new name, VBMS is also rolling out a new logo and corporate […]

  • 15 October 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    VBMS has completed two 1,170-metre long horizontal directional drillings (HDDs) at the landfall for the Dudgeon offshore wind farm. The drillings were done in preparation for the installation of two 42-kilometre long export cables next year. To avoid worsening weather conditions later in the season, the work was carried out three months earlier. Dudgeon Offshore Wind […]

  • 22 July 2015
    Grid Connection, Vessels

    VBMS has completed the repair of an inter-array cable at Trianel Windpark Borkum phase 2. The scope of work included the removal of the defective cable, and installation, burial, terminations and testing of a replacement cable which was completed in less than 48 hours, from arrival to departure. The works were executed in the German […]

  • 2 June 2017
    Technology, Vessels

    ELA Container Offshore GmbH has recently delivered an ELA Offshore Multipurpose Room to VBMS, which will be used on board their MV Ndeavor, a DP-2 vessel built and outfitted for cable laying in 2013 by Boskalis.

  • 15 June 2016
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    VBMS has been awarded a contract by Vattenfall Vindkraft A/S for the installation of 33kV inter-array cables for the 400MW Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm. The wind farm is located in the eastern North Sea off the coast of Esbjerg, Denmark. The works for VBMS are scheduled to be executed mid-2018 and will consist […]

  • 13 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    While its mother company Boskalis reported a revenue decline of 20% for 2016, VBMS achieved an 80% increase in revenue from offshore wind projects including Sandbank, Nordergründe, Rampion, Galloper, Egmond, Aberdeen, Borssele and Blyth.

  • 30 October 2015

    VBMS has been awarded two contracts with a total value of approximately €200 million for the Galloper Offshore Wind Farm. VBMS has signed a contract for the export cabling scope in a consortium with nkt cables, for the supply and installation of two 45km long export cables, including route preparation, landfall operations, burial, termination and testing […]

  • 14 August 2017
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    VBMS has recently repaired two inter-array cables and one export cable in the Thames Estuary and the Irish Sea. VMBS used Stemat 82 to carry out the inter-array cable repairs in the shallow waters of the outer Thames Estuary due to its 8-point mooring system and 2.3m depth. The repair of the export cable was […]

  • 29 May 2017
    Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    Subsea power cable installation specialists VBMS and High Voltage engineering company EDS have launched their Cable Integrity Solutions including the “Prepare to Repair” framework which is said to allow cable repairs to be carried out up to 70% faster.

  • 6 June 2017
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    VBMS, a subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster, has been awarded a contract to assist DEME’s subsidiary Tideway with the installation of three nearshore and shallow water sections of export cables for DONG Energy’s 1.2GW Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm.

  • 4 February 2015

    In October 2014, VBMS installed the export cable for the Eneco Luchterduinen offshore wind farm, executed by the CLV Ndurance and the Trenchformer. The unique multi-purpose trencher, developed and built by VBMS and Boskalis, used its jetting sword to bury the cable 3 metres deep near the shore. The installation of the shore end landing and […]

  • 16 July 2015
    Grid Connection

    Dutch subsea cable specialist, VBMS, has installed the last cable at the Westermeerwind offshore wind farm. “In total, we have installed 48 inter array cables between the wind turbines and six export cables that connect the offshore wind farm to the mainland,” said the VBMS spokesperson. Now, the company is doing the terminations, connecting the […]

  • 30 October 2017
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    TenneT has awarded the consortium between VBMS and NKT Cables with a contract for the installation of two 67km export cables that will connect the Borssele Beta substation, i.e. the Borssele 3 & 4 offshore wind farms, to the Dutch onshore grid.

  • 20 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Environment, Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

    VBMS and Kintech Energy Ltd. have jointly developed a resin-free hang-off solution for fixing and sealing subsea cables in offshore structures which could potentially be used on the Horns Rev 3 wind farm off Denmark. 

  • 29 April 2016
    Grid Connection

    VBMS has reached a major milestone by installing its 1,000th inter-array cable during its works for Vattenfall’s Sandbank offshore wind farm this week. In 2008, when the company was founded, VBMS installed its first inter array cables in Belgian waters for Thornton Bank Phase I. Through the years, VBMS has been contracted for a number […]

  • 8 November 2016
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Dutch transmission systems operator TenneT has awarded a consortium of VBMS and NKT Cables with a contract to supply and install two export cables that will connect the Borssele I & II offshore wind farms to TenneT’s onshore grid in the Netherlands. The contract value of VBMS’ share is approximately EUR 70 million. Separately, the option has […]

  • 29 November 2017
    Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, R&D

    VBMS has expanded its subsea cable storage and handling capacity with new facilities at the port of Vlissingen and at the port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

  • 24 August 2015
    Grid Connection

    VBMS has been awarded a contract by E.ON for the installation of two 16 kilometre-long export cables for the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm. The 150kV HVAC cables will transport the power ashore from the 400 MW wind farm to the onshore cable in Brooklands Pleasure Park in Worthing, South East England. VBMS will deploy the […]

  • 31 October 2017
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    NKT’s part of the contract for Borssele Beta, won in a consortium with VBMS, is valued at approximately EUR 90 million. As reported earlier, the contract value for VBMS is approximately EUR 70 million.

  • 20 December 2016
    Grid Connection, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    In December 2016, VBMS completed the installation of two 16 kilometre-long 150kV HVAC export cables for the Rampion offshore wind farm situated off the coast of Worthing, UK. To overcome some environmental challenges in this very shallow water, VBMS had to extend the pre-installed landfall HDD’s with duct extensions of approximately 480 metres each. VBMS […]

  • 7 June 2016
    Grid Connection, Technology, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    VBMS has been awarded a contract by EDF Energy Renewables to provide the subsea connection between the offshore turbines and the onshore grid for the Blyth offshore wind farm. The scope of work for VBMS includes the supply and installation of a total of approximately 14 kilometres of export and inter-array cable, the landfall pull […]

  • 15 May 2015
    Grid Connection, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Balfour Beatty has contracted VBMS to undertake a repair of Gwynt y Môr export cable. For the job in the Mostyn area, VBMS has utilised cable laying vessel NDurance, which will be working on the site by the end of May / early June dependent upon weather delays. David Brown, the project manager at Balfour […]

  • 25 January 2017
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    VBMS has been awarded an inter-array cabling contract by ScottishPower Renewables, for the 714MW East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm. The contract carries a value of approximately EUR 100 million and the scope of work for VBMS, a subsidiary of Boskalis, consists of the supply, installation and burial, as well as termination and testing of 102 […]

  • 2 February 2018
    Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    VBMS has pulled ashore the first export cable for Vattenfall’s 92.4MW European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) located in the Aberdeen Bay, Scotland.

  • 4 November 2016
    Grid Connection, R&D, Technology, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    VBMS has recently executed the first export cable shore landing for the 336MW Galloper offshore wind farm utilising its newly invented method for lowering the cable onto the seabed by using a remotely controlled progressive buoyancy release system which eliminates the need for divers, wet riggers or support vessels. The company said that the new […]