Boskalis has been awarded a sizable export cable installation contract for the Ostwind 2 offshore grid connection.
The contract was awarded by 50Hertz and carries a value for Boskalis in excess of EUR 250 million making this the largest cable installation contract acquired by Boskalis ever.
The contract scope comprises design and installation of approximately 270 km of export cable that will connect the planned Arcadis Ost 1 and Baltic Eagle offshore wind farms to the onshore substation in Lubmin, Germany. The project is expected to commence in 2019 with a planned completion late 2022.
Boskalis will execute this contract in consortium with its partner NKT that will supply the high-voltage cable system. For this project Boskalis will deliver an integrated solution of in-house services including supporting UXO survey, geotechnical and geophysical surveys, seabed preparation works, pre-lay run, transport and installation of the 220kV export cables and seabed reinstatement.