Siem Offshore Contractors (SOC) GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Siem Offshore Inc., has been awarded the contract for the transport and installation of parts of the inner-array grid cable system for the Hornsea Offshore Wind Farm Project One (HOW01) by DONG Energy Wind Power A/S.
According to SOC, the contract award further demonstrates the group’s continued commitment to expansion into the offshore renewable energy market within the U.K., building upon the recent establishment of a U.K. office by SOC in Aberdeen.
As reported, the HOW01 offshore wind farm is located approximately 120 kilometers off the Yorkshire coast within the central North Sea sector of Great Britain, covering approximately 407 square-kilometers and featuring 174 7 MW wind turbine generators, which will be interconnected by 33 kV, medium-voltage, alternating current submarine composite cables.
SOC says its scope of work includes the installation of 81 submarine composite cables and the associated post-lay trenching works. The subsidiary will be utilizing vessels and resources from the Siem Offshore group.
According to the company, project engineering works will commence immediately. The marine installation works are currently scheduled to be undertaken as of the fourth quarter of 2018.