Offshore Project Progress - 10 June

EUROPE: Recent project updates from the UK as the Kentish Flats Extension is officially opened, and Germany, where Van Oord and Highland Group Holdings sign a cooperation agreement.

A2Sea's Sea Installer vessel has been chartered for use at Horns Rev 3
A2Sea's Sea Installer vessel has been chartered for use at Horns Rev 3

Kentish Flats Extension

Official opening: Vattenfall has inaugurated its 49.5MW Kentish Flats Extension. Located 7 kilometres off the UK's southeast coast, it came online last year.

Offshore construction began in May 2015 and it comprises 15 MHI Vestas V112-3.3MW turbines. 6-June



Cable deal: EDF Energy Renewables has contracted VBMS to lay the cables for the Blyth offshore demonstration project.

Planned for a site off north-east England, the 41.5MW development will deploy 66kV cable technology.

VBMS will install 14 kilometres of export and inter-array cables and undertake landfall pull ashore, testing, terminations and commissioning.

Nexans has been contracted to supply the cables. Work is scheduled to commence in 2017. 8-June


Deutsche Bucht

Development agreeement: Van Oord and Highland Group Holdings have signed a cooperation agreement for the development, financing and construction of Deutsche Bucht.

Both parties intend to participate in the equity deal, with financial close scheduled for the first half of 2017. The 252MW project is planned for a site in the German North Sea, approximately 90km from shore.

Van Oord will execute the balance of plant, comprising the engineering, procurement and construction of the foundations, inter-array cables and the offshore substation. Offshore installation is scheduled to start in the second half of 2018, with commissioning following in 2019. 9-June


Horns Rev 3

Vessel charter: From summer 2018, A2Sea's Sea Installer vessel will be deployed at Vattenfall's Horns Rev 3 in the North Sea.

The 400MW project's MHI Vestas V164 turbines will be installed from the vessel. The load out port will be Esbjerg. 9-June

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