Global Marine Group completes cable burial projectProjects and Operations // August 4, 2017
Global Marine Group recently completed a remedial cable burial project for Prinses Amaliawindpark (PAWP), an offshore windfarm off the coast of The Netherlands.
PAWP covers an area of around 14km2 and comprises of 60 wind turbines that are connected by eight in-field cable strings that converge at the central offshore high voltage station.
The project, operated by Eneco, was completed according to schedule and in conjunction with operational and safety standards.
Global Marine Group's first project with Eneco was executed by CWind, which is part of the group and is responsible for delivering the company’s power capabilities.
The project utilised CWind’s in-house resources including CS Recorder, which has DP2 dynamic positioning; the Q1000, a remotely-operated vehicle jet trenching system; as well as a skilled onshore and offshore engineering team.
The 28km shore connection cable responsible for delivering power to the onshore substation was installed in 2007 and was trenched below the seabed to depths of up to 3m. Natural movement of the seabed in the subsequent 10 years reduced its burial depth. As such, the main objective of the project was to rebury the cable to ensure its protection in commercial waters, and to comply with the site’s permit requirements.