Royal Boskalis Westminster has been awarded a cable installation contract for the Ostwind 2 offshore grid connection.

The contract was awarded by 50Hertz and carries a value for Boskalis of 250 million euro making this the largest cable installation contract acquired by Boskalis ever.

Boskalis will execute this contract in consortium with its partner NKT that will supply the high-voltage cable system.

dws-boskalis-baltic-iberdrola-baltic-eagle-350px  Spanish wind energy firm Iberdrola began development of Baltic Eagle windfarm park in September, having commissioned the site investigation to geo intelligence firm Fugro (Photo: Iberdrola).

Connection offshore windfarm parks
The contract scope comprises design and installation of approximately 270 kilometer of export cable in the southern Baltic Sea that will connect the planned offshore windfarm parks Arcadis Ost 1 and Baltic Eagle offshore to the onshore substation in Lubmin, Germany.

The project is expected to commence in 2019 with a planned completion late 2022.

Supporting services 
For this project Boskalis will deliver an integrated solution of in-house services including supporting UXO survey, geotechnical and geophysical surveys, through Boskalis subsidiary Gardline.

Other services include seabed preparation works, pre-lay run, transport and installation of the 220kV export cables and seabed reinstatement.

dws-boskalis-baltic-trenchformer-350pxOne of Boskalis' special vessels, the Trenchformer, to dig 3 m deep trenches into the seabed.

Boskalis will deploy a wide variety of its in-house assets including trailing suction hopper and backhoe dredgers, geophysical and geotechnical survey vessels, cable-laying vessels and a wide range of trenching tools.

Strong combination
CEO Peter Berdowski at Boskalis specially mentioned his company’s strong position to offer the combination of dredging and offshore cable installation competence.

‘It demonstrates Boskalis' ability to offer a unique breadth of services. We look forward to further expanding this position for our clients as the leading subsea cable installation contractor’, Berdowski said.

This news item was originally published on the website of Boskalis.

(Photos: Royal Boskalis)

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