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VSMC lined up for Westermost Rough and Humber Gateway

Cable installation contracts signed for North Sea projects

VSMC has signed two separate contracts to lay and bury export cables. They relate to the Westermost Rough and Humber Gateway projects.

At Westermost Rough, VSMC will lay and bury 11km of export cables. They will be placed along the coast near Hull and connect DONG Energy's 210MW offshore wind farm to the onshore grid.

Meanwhile, E.ON has contracted VSMC to prepare the seabed to then transport and install two export cables for its 288MW Humber Gateway project. The work is scheduled for Q3 2013. Humber Gateway is being built 8km offshore, in the Humber estuary. It is located south of Westermost Rough.

VSMC will work alongside Boskalis Offshore on both projects. Royal Volker Wessels Stevin N.V. (VolkerWessels) and Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. signed a letter of intent recently, whereby each will hold 50% stakes in VSMC.

Arno van Poppel, VSMC's chief executive, said: "We are very pleased to have been awarded such great contracts. The Humber Gateway Offshore Wind Farm will be our first project working directly for E.ON. And the work on the Westermost Rough allows us to continue the very fine partnership we have with DONG."

VSMC was also involved at London Array, in which both E.ON and DONG have ownership shares.

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