Seaway Offshore Cables was awarded the contract for the turnkey engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning (EPIC) works related to the inner array grid cable system of the Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm (OWF) project as package contractor for Beatrice Offshore Windfarm.
The Beatrice OWF is located approx. 13km of the Caithness coast line in the “Outer” Moray Firth on the north-western point of the Smith Bank within the UK sector of the North Sea. The OWF consists of 84 wind turbine generators, each with a capacity of 7.0 MW and is based on an inner array grid of 91 medium voltage copper core submarine composite cables with a total length of up to 161 km.
The submarine composite cables were manufactured and supplied by JDR Cable Systems and were subsequently installed by Seaway Offshore Cables utilising dedicated in-house resources such as the CLV Seaway Aimery and ISV Seaway Moxie.
84 Wind Turbine Generators
588 MW installed capacity
2 Offshore Transformer Modules (OTM)
161 km of submarine cables
5,013 W2W connections
19,510 personnel transfers
We look forward to using the skills and expertise we have gained from past projects in the mainland European sector and applying those in the UK, with our local based suppliers and clients. With our industry leading services and methods we aim to deliver a successful project to all involved parties."
|Client:||Beatrice Offshore Windfarm, UK|
|Location:||North Sea, UK Sector|
|Water Depth:||Up to 59 m|
|Scope:||Supply of submarine composite cables
Supply of submarine cable accessories
Supply of cable protection systems
Pre-lay boulder clearance
Pre-lay grapnel run and route clearance
Cable installation, termination, testing and pre-commissioning
|Type of Cables:||3-core submarine composite cable|
|Voltage Level:||33 kV|
|No. of Cables:||91|
|Length of Cables:||161 km|
|WTG’s:||84 x 7.0 MW, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy|
|Total Capacity:||588 MW|
|Schedule:||Three (3) campaigns in 2017 and 2018|
|Vessels:||MV Siem Ruby
MV Siem Dorado
MV Siem Barracuda
CLV Seaway Aimery
ISV Seaway Moxie