Jan De Nul and Orsted have signed the export cable contract for the 2900MW Hornsea 3 offshore wind farm in the UK.
Jan De Nul will be responsible for the seabed preparation, transport, installation and protection of 350 km of two DC export cables connecting the wind farm to the UK electricity grid.
For the installation and protection of the DC export cables, the company is going to deploy several vessels.
Cable-laying vessels Isaac Newton and Connector will transport and install the cables.
To protect the cables a variety of burial solutions will be used, including the rock-installation vessel Simon Stevin which will install up to 150,000 tonnes of rock to protect the cables.
The works will start in 2025 and are expected to be completed early 2027.
The Hornsea 3 offshore wind farm is located 160 km off the Yorkshire coast in the UK.
Wouter Vermeersch, manager offshore cables at Jan De Nul, said: “We are proud to support Orsted in building the world’s largest individual offshore wind farm by connecting 2.9GW of renewable energy capacity to the UK’s national grid.
“Thanks to our collaboration with Orsted, which includes recent projects such as the monopile installations for Gode Wind 3 and Borkum Riffgrund 3 in Germany, we keep on constructing the energy transition together.”
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