Oceanteam to install submarine cablingProjects and Operations // March 27, 2007
Oceanteam Power & Umbilical Limited in Aberdeen has announced that it has signed a contract for the installation of the submarine cabling on E.ON's Robin Rigg Wind Farm in the Solway Firth.
Robin Rigg Wind Farm lies in the Solway Firth some 13km north of Workington. The windfarm straddles the border between Scotland and England with 60 turbines installed. It will be the largest offshore wind farm in Britain. The contract has a value in excess of €25 million and will be executed in the fourth quarter of 2007 and first and second quarters of 2008.
The contract is Oceanteam's second windfarm project, and will create employment for approximately 70 marine, installation and management personnel at the height of the installation.
The contract requires cable collection and transportation to site from Norway and Italy, the construction of an underground, directionally drilled, conduit to navigate an active railway line and the beach at the shore landing, the installation and burial of two 132kV submarine cables for the export of the generated power to the National Grid connection, and the installation and burial of 64 33kV inter connector cables.