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

    Kokosing’s Durocher Marine Division installed six miles of subsea cables for America’s first offshore wind farm off Block Island, Rhode Island. All of the cables for the 30MW Block Island wind farm were installed by the end of July 2016. The wind farm came online on 12 December, feeding the first power generated by offshore […]

  • 26 February 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Technology

    UK innovator, North Sea Systems, completed the first full scale trial of its novel CableFish in December, which was put through its paces at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in the turbulent waters around Orkney. The technology was welcomed by Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing who said: “I am very pleased that we were able […]

  • 6 August 2014
    Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

    The first stage of the new CableFish test programme was completed last week and the results proved that this concept will revolutionise submarine cable installation for high flow environments. The trials were conducted on a simulated cable off the Dorset coast in flows of up to 2.5knots. The objective was to prove the concept, including the […]

  • 3 August 2016
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    VBMS has shared a video showing the export cable for the Nordergründe offshore wind farm being pulled to the onshore substation near Inhausen, Germany. The company completed the installation of the 26.5 kilometre export cable in June. The video shows the pull-in of the cable through the BSS-II to the onshore substation in a two minute […]

  • 3 June 2011

      P&O Maritime Services announces the arrival of its Multipurpose DP2 Cable Installation vessel, the CS European Supporter, to Tyneside in the UK. Following an extensive conversion, the European Supporter has been specially equipped to install inter-array power cables in the rapidly expanding European Offshore Renewables market. Furthermore, the vessel has retained its capability to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 14 September 2017

    Vattenfall has awarded Deutsche Offshore Consult GmbH (DOC) with a four-year framework agreement for the installation management of subsea power cables for offshore wind farm projects in Germany, UK, the Netherlands and Denmark. 

  • 7 June 2012
    Grid Connection

    After many months of manufacturing and preparation, it is now time for the array cable installation to commence on the Anholt project. Over the past year, Nexans Deutschland has been manufacturing array cables for the Anholt Offshore Wind Farm in three different cross sections with a total length of approximately 150 kilometres. It is a […]

  • 29 May 2019
    Grid Connection

    The installation of inter-array cables at the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind farm in Taiwan is scheduled to begin in June. Jan De Nul’s cable laying vessel Willem de Vlamingh will carry out the installation of 20 cables at the project site from 1 June to 30 September. The Luxembourg-based company is in charge of the design, procurement and […]

  • 26 October 2012
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Six days after the final foundation was installed at London Array the project has achieved another milestone – all array cables have now been installed at the offshore site. The installation of the last array cable was completed on Thursday 25th October by the The Normand Flower. 187 cables have been installed by a combination […]

  • 20 August 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance

    Deutsche Offshore Consult GmbH (DOC) has secured a contract to supervise the inter-array cable installation at the Trianel Windpark Borkum II project in Germany.

  • 25 July 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Dutch contractor Visser & Smit Hanab, part of Volker-Wessels, has won a contract to install power cables that will link the Fryslân offshore wind farm in the IJsselmeer to the Dutch grid.

  • 11 January 2012
    Grid Connection

    Cable installation at London Array, 1GW offshore wind farm, has been delayed as a result of the bad weather and shallow waters at the construction site, reports Windpower Monthly. With Global Marine’s Jan Steen, Atlantis and Sovereign vessels charter suspension, London array has called in more installation vessels that can operate in shallow waters. Global […]

  • 3 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Offshore Marine Management (OMM), a specialist contractor in the offshore renewables industry, recently conducted a cross discipline workshop in Cable Installation to over 30 delegates with Repower in Hamburg. In order to promote knowledge transfer between disciplines, Repower’s offshore division invited OMM to design and deliver an in-house seminar on cable installation. Topics ranged from […]

  • 10 November 2015
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update has installed the last piece of the land cable which will connect the future Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm to the national grid. The 220kV power cable has been installed between Endrup and Blåbjerg. In spring next year, a submarine cable will be connected with the land cable in Blåbjerg and the cable in Endrup will […]

  • 10 November 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    The first inter-array cable installation campaign at the Beatrice offshore wind farm started today, 10 November, as the cable laying vessel Siem Aimery, supported by CSV Siem Stingray, is set to install up to 24 cables in the south part of the project site.

  • 23 May 2017
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited (BOWL) has started the first stage of export cable works for the Beatrice offshore wind farm at Portgordon near Buckie, as it plans to install the export cables beneath Portgordon Beach.

  • 20 November 2013
    Grid Connection, Technology

    Tekmar Energy yesterday reinforced its market-leading position in the supply of offshore cable protection systems by unveiling a new innovation which will contribute significantly to reducing installation time and costs, and minimise associated cable risks onshore. The TekTube cable protection system is an onshore installed solution thus reducing the time and complexity offshore. The system […]

  • 6 June 2014
    Grid Connection

    Technip Offshore Wind has successfully completed contractual work on the installation of 43 array cables on the Borkum wind farm, located 45 kilometers North from the German island of Borkum in the North Sea. The project was the first to use the CBT 1100 Trenching System, which improved cable burial efficiency by allowing cables to […]

  • 1 December 2017
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    Ørsted has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Woen Jinn Harbour Engineering to make the Taiwanese company the preferred offshore cable installation partner for the Greater Changhua offshore wind projects.

  • 6 August 2013
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    At the beginning of the week, RWE Innogy has started laying the first inter array cable in the construction area of the Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm. By mid-2014, 64 kilometers of cable will have connected the 48 wind turbines with the offshore transformer substation. The Dutch company Visser & Smit Marine Contracting (VSCM) is […]

  • 18 August 2016
    Grid Connection, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    The installation of the Ostwind 1 offshore cable system that will link the 385MW Arkona and the 350MW Wikinger offshore wind farms in the German part of the Baltic Sea to an onshore substation in Lubmin is progressing as planned, 50Hertz Transmission GmbH reports. The UK-flagged cable lay vessel Cable Enterprise laid a 27-kilometre segment of […]

  • 20 December 2011
    Grid Connection

    All array cables, connecting the turbines with the Walney 2 offshore substation, have been safely placed on the seabed, and the cable barge Stemat 82 has de-mobilised. One of the cables still needs to be terminated, but this is also paused due to the adverse weather conditions. The Walney Offshore Windfarms The Walney Offshore Windfarms […]

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

    Adverse sea conditions have pushed back the installation of the 20-mile National Grid submarine cable from Narragansett, Rhode Island, to Block Island by one week. The cable laying barge Big Max was initially scheduled to install the cable last week, however, rough sea conditions postponed the works and the vessel is expected to start working off […]

  • 24 July 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    Seaway 7, a unit of Subsea 7, has won a contract for the installation of the inter-array grid cable system at the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm in the UK. In addition to the submarine cable installation works, Seaway 7 will undertake a pre-installation submarine cable route survey, perform pre-installation boulder clearance activities and […]

  • 8 May 2012
    Grid Connection

    Enventi announces the completion of its comprehensive investigation into power cable installation in the offshore wind industry which forms part of the company’s strategic move into the design of offshore wind farm infrastructure. Enventi’s General Manager, Scott Macknocher commented on the findings: “Until now, we have found it difficult to understand why power cable installation […]