Siem to install inner array cables at 1.2-GW Hornsea 1
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Siem Offshore Contractors GmbH (SOC) will transport and install parts of the inner array grid cable system for the 1.2-GW Hornsea One offshore wind project in the UK.
The Germany-based submarine cable installation contractor said on Thursday it has been awarded the contract by the wind farm's developer, Danish utility Dong Energy A/S (CPH:DENERG).
SOC will be responsible for the installation of 81 submarine composite cables, as well as the associated post-lay trenching works at the wind farm, which will consist of 174 turbines of 7 MW each. The company will initiate project engineering works immediately, while the marine installation works are currently planned to take place in the fourth quarter of 2018.
SOC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Norway-based vessel operator Siem Offshore (OSE:SIOFF), recently set up a UK office in Aberdeen.