Seaway Offshore Cables (SOC), in combination with Subsea 7, has been awarded its first US offshore wind project by Ørsted Wind Power North America LLC who are constructing the project for Dominion Energy.
This turnkey cable supply and cable installation contract for Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) Project marks the continued success of a global renewables strategy for Subsea 7 in the US. The multi-million-dollar contract will see SOC, and Subsea 7 operating out of the Gulf of Mexico, perform the turnkey supply and installation of inner array grid cables for the CVOW Project located approx. 43km off the east coast of the US.
The CVOW Project includes the development of two, 6-megawatt wind turbines on monopile foundations, which will be connected to the existing onshore grid by submarine cables. In addition to the submarine cable installation works, SOC will also provide associated materials and services including the supply of the submarine composite cables, cable protection systems and related accessories as well as post-installation termination, trenching and testing services. The project engineering works will commence immediately. The marine installation works are scheduled for execution in 2020.