17. November 2016, Leer/Germany – Siem Offshore Contractors GmbH (SOC), 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. The contract award further demonstrates the continued commitment to expansion into the offshore renewable energy market within the UK by the Siem Offshore group. The contract award builds upon the recent establishment of a UK office by SOC in Aberdeen.
The HOW01 offshore wind farm is located approx. 120 km off the Yorkshire coast within the central North Sea sector of Great Britain, covering approx. 407 km² and comprises 174 x 7 MW wind turbine generators, which will be inter-connected by 33 kV medium voltage alternating current submarine composite cables. SOC’s scope of work includes the installation of 81 submarine composite cables as well as the associated post-lay trenching works.
Installation of 81 submarine composite cables and post-lay trenching works
SOC will be utilising vessels and resources from the Siem Offshore Group, whereby the combined and integrated capabilities will benefit the project and are based on a strong track record.
The project engineering works will commence immediately. The marine installation works are currently scheduled to be undertaken as of Q4 2018.