SOC awarded contract for Hornsea Offshore One cable work

Friday, 18 November, 2016 - 13:45
For the works at Hornsea Project One SOC will be utilising vessels and resources from the Siem Offshore group. (Photo: SOC)
For the works at Hornsea Project One SOC will be utilising vessels and resources from the Siem Offshore group. (Photo: SOC)

Siem Offshore Contractors GmbH (SOC) has been awarded the contract for the transport and installation of parts of the inner array grid cable system for the Hornsea Offshore Wind Farm Project One by DONG Energy.

Hornsea Offshore Wind Farm Project One (HOW01) is located approx. 120 km off the Yorkshire coast within the central North Sea sector of Great Britain, covering approx. 407 km². It comprises 174 7-MW turbines, which will be inter-connected by 33 kV medium voltage alternating current submarine composite cables. SOC’s scope of work includes the installation of 81 submarine composite cables as well as the associated post-lay trenching works.

The contract award further demonstrates the continued commitment to expansion into the offshore renewable energy market within the UK by the Siem Offshore group. The contract award builds upon the recent establishment of a UK office by SOC in Aberdeen.

The project engineering works will commence immediately. The marine installation works are currently scheduled to be undertaken as of Q4 2018.

Silke Funke / Siem Offshore Contractors

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