German utility E.on (FRA:EOAN) has contracted VBMS to install two export cables for the 400-MW Rampion wind farm in UK waters, the Dutch company said in a statement on Monday.
Under the terms of the deal, VBMS will lay and bury two 16 km-long (9.94 miles) export cables that will transport the electricity generated by the wind park to the onshore cable in Worthing, South East England. The company will use the DP2 cable-laying vessel Stemat Spirit for the purpose.
VBMS, which is a joint venture between VolkerWessels and Boskalis, expects to complete its work on the project in the third quarter of next year.
In early June, Swiss-Swedish industrial group ABB (VTX:ABBN) won a contract from E.on and its project partner, the UK Green Investment Bank plc (GIB), to supply the substations and related power infrastructure for the Rampion project.
The particular offshore wind farm will be located off the county of Sussex, between Worthing and Brighton. It will use 116 turbines, which once operational in 2018, will generate enough electricity to power some 300,000 local households.