Wind Energy – DEME Offshore
Offshore installation services company DEME Offshore has won a ‘substantial contract for the transportation and installation of the inter-array cables for the Empire Wind 1 and 2 offshore wind farms being developed in the U.S. by Empire Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Equinor and BP.
DEME Offshore will be responsible for the transport and installation of the inter-array cables, which have a total length of over 350 km.
Empire Wind 1 and 2, located on the East Coast of the US, will be a major contributor to meeting New York State’s ambitious clean energy and climate goals.
The installation works will be performed by a cable installation vessel from the DEME fleet in two campaigns. Currently the company operates the state-of-the-art cable installation vessel ‘Living Stone’ and this will be joined by a second DP3 cable installation vessel ‘Viking Neptun’ in Q1 2023.
Sid Florey, President DEME Offshore US, comments: “We are very proud Equinor has awarded DEME Offshore US these two exceptional projects. DEME’s excellent track record and ability to successfully execute large-scale cable projects safely and efficiently, combined with our robust technical solution for the Empire Wind projects, are the key factors for our success with the award of this contract.”