Posted On: 14-05-2020
Ørsted has provided an update on the ongoing offshore construction work at the 752 MW Borssele 1 + 2 offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea, saying that all activities are going according to plans. So far, DEME’s installation vessel Innovation has installed 73 out of the 94 monopile foundations at the site some 23 kilometres off the coast of Zeeland. The installation of the Nexans inter-array cables has reached a halfway point. Van Oord has installed 47 out of the 94 inter-array cables. Van Oord has deployed its dedicated cable-laying vessel Nexus and the trencher Dig-It to install and bury the 94 inter-array cables to a depth of 2 metres. The wind farm’s first foundation was installed mid-January and the first inter-array cable was put in place at the end of February. The installation of the wind farm’s turbines started in mid-April. So far, DEME’s jack-up Sea Challenger has installed eleven out of the 94 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW units. The wind farm delivered its first power at the end of April. Borssele 1+2 is expected to be completed by the end of 2020 when it will become the largest offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea.