Boskalis scores cable job for German offshore wind farms
Boskalis has been tagged by Ørsted for an inter-array cable job at the German Borkum Riffgrund 3 and Gode Wind 3 offshore wind farms. The contract includes the transport, installation and burial of a combined total of 106 inter-array cables.
The project will be executed with the Boka Ocean cable laying vessel. This 136-meter-long vessel was acquired earlier this year and will be equipped with a 4,000-ton turntable. Project preparations will commence shortly with cable installation activities scheduled for early 2024.
The Borkum Riffgrund 3 and Gode Wind 3 offshore wind farms will have a capacity of 900 MW and 242 MW respectively. Both wind farms are located off the northern coast of Germany in the North Sea. Combined, these two offshore wind farms are expected to deliver green renewable energy to approximately 1.2 million German households. The award of the contract is subject to a final investment decision by Ørsted.
Ørsted has previously selected the newly established Seaway 7 as its preferred contractor for transport and installation of wind turbine generators for part of the Gode Wind 3 and Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore windfarms. The joint venture between Subsea 7’s renewables business unit and OHT will deploy its jack-up installation vessel VIND1.