Draka Offshore awarded Baltic 2 wind farm subsea array cable contractNews // November 26, 2010
Draka Offshore has been awarded the array cabling contract for the Baltic 2 offshore windfarm. The contract was awarded by Visser & Smit Marine Contracting. The contract, valued at approximately Euros 23 million, requires Draka to deliver approximately 95km of 36kV subsea power cable for use in the project.
The first delivery on the contract will take place in the second quarter of 2012 and final delivery will take place in the first quarter of 2013.
"The Baltic 2 project represents a continuation of our rapidly expanding business in the offshore renewable energy industry,'' said Martin Dale, commercial director for subsea for Draka Offshore. In the past six months, Draka has won contracts for two major offshore wind farms, won a design contract for a third field and has recently supplied subsea power cables for tidal and wave energy in Scotland.
As part of the contract, Draka is to provide installation accessories. Specially designed by Draka, the subsea cables and accessories package will provide Visser & Smit with a very efficient installation system.
"Draka's assistance with designing and engineering the installation package for us was instrumental," said Marcel Schoots from Visser & Smit. "On-time delivery combined with this accessory package should help enable very efficient installation in the field."