In preparation for their 2018 cable installation campaign at the Borkum Riffgrund II offshore wind farm, Van Oord has booked WIND to support their cable transfer operations.
The first stage of the contract will commence in March 2018 in the port of Nordenham, Germany. This will consist of spooling 36 cable reels and 4 static tanks of array cable onto Van Oord’s cable laying vessel Nexus.
Once Van Oord has installed the cables, WIND’s involvement will continue in Harwich, UK. Here, WIND will support Van Oord with ship-to-shore cable transfer operations from the Nexus to an onshore storage facility for any remaining cable. This part is scheduled for June 2018.