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Deutsche Offshore to help Vattenfall with offshore wind cables

Offshore wind farm. Author: Vattenfall. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic

Sep 14 (Renewables Now) - Deutsche Offshore Consult GmbH (DOC) has won a framework agreement from Swedish utility Vattenfall AB for the installation management of subsea power cables for future offshore wind farm across Europe.

The deal is for a period of four years and concerns offshore wind parks in Germany, the UK, the Netherlands and Denmark, Deutsche Offshore Consult said in a statement on Wednesday. The contractual scope covers support for the installation, the marine coordination and the offshore construction at management level, as well as backing “a smooth running installation management” of Vattenfall offshore wind projects.

The German firm will also provide project documentation, quality standards of project implementation and cable laying vessel management services.

Vattenfall currently operates some 1,100 wind turbines on- and off-shore with an installed capacity surpassing 2,500 MW. The Swedish company cooperated with DOC on the 288-MW Sandbank offshore wind farm in German waters, which was inaugurated in July.

Vattenfall plans to grow its wind capacity on land and at sea to 4,000 MW by 2020.

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