DeepOcean dives into Hornsea
Array cable installation contract for 1.2GW project will safeguard 150 jobs
Subsea services provider DeepOcean has won a contract to transport and install part of the array cables for Dong Energy’s 1.2GW Hornsea 1 offshore wind farm off the UK’s east coast.
The work, which will take place during 2018 and 2019, will involve the installation and trenching of 93 array cables using the company’s in-house fleet of vessels.
DeepOcean commercial director for cables & trenching Pierre Boyde said: “This award will safeguard 150 jobs in Darlington and the surrounding area as well as enabling us to offer significant opportunities to the UK supply chain.”
“We have invested heavily in class leading installation and trenching technology with a strong focus on both safety and productivity.”
The contract was signed at a supply chain event in Grimsby held by Dong to connect with potential new local suppliers.
Hornsea 1 project director Duncan Clark said: “Dong Energy recognises its role in supporting the government’s industrial strategy and building up the UK’s offshore wind supply chain.
“As we progress with the construction of our wind farms we have an important part to play in linking UK firms to develop the supply chain further and support this growing sector.”
Siem Offshore Contractors won a contract earlier this month to transport and install 81 inner-array cables for the project, which will feature 174 Siemens 7MW wind turbines.