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Jan De Nul wraps up Race wires

Second export cable lay campaign completed at Dong’s 573MW project

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Jan De Nul Group has completed the installation and burial of export cables for Dong Energy’s 573MW Race Bank offshore wind farm in the UK.

The work involved the installation of two 70km links, as well as a 6km interconnection between the wind farm’s two offshore substations off Norfolk.

It was carried out during two campaigns in 2016 and this year. 

Jan De Nul used its low ground pressure cable installation and burial tools Sunfish and Moonfish deployed from cable installation barge DN120 for the nearshore work, which was across saltmarsh in the Wash.

The company said it also employed its cable installation vessel Isaac Newton and onboard trencher UTV1200 for work across the shallow Docking Shoals.

Dong Energy senior project director David Summers said: “Race Bank has challenging seabed conditions along the offshore export route and the cable installation was identified as one of the key risks to project success.  

“Jan De Nul rose to the challenge applying their considerable engineering capability to the problems, especially in the nearshore. They have done a done a really great job.”

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