VBMS awarded cabling contracts for Galloper

Tuesday, 3 November, 2015 - 12:30
VBMS has been awarded export and inter-array cabling contracts for Galloper offshore wind farm. (Photo: Galloper)
VBMS has been awarded export and inter-array cabling contracts for Galloper offshore wind farm. (Photo: Galloper)

VBMS has been awarded two contracts with a total value of approximately € 200 million by Galloper Wind Farm Ltd., a joint venture between RWE Innogy UK, Siemens Finance and Green Investment Bank, for the Galloper Offshore Wind Farm.

VBMS signed a contract for the export cabling scope in a consortium with nkt cables, consisting of supply and installation of two 45 km long export cables including route preparation, landfall operations, burial, termination and testing of the cables. In addition, VBMS has been awarded a contract for supply and installation of 56 inter-array cables, for which the cabling specialist has contracted the cable supplier JDR. Installation of the first export cable is scheduled for 2016, followed by installation of the second export cable and inter-array cables for 2017.

“We are looking forward to displaying the specialist expertise that has been brought together for these projects. Our valuable experience with similar projects such as Nordsee Ost for our client RWE Innogy, allows us to use our technology and expertise in order to successfully deliver these prestigious projects”, said VBMS CEO Arno van Poppel.

The Galloper Offshore Wind Farm consists of 56 Siemens 6 MW wind turbines with a total capacity of approximately 340 MW. The site is located in the Thames Estuary, about 27 km off the coast of Suffolk, England.

Katharina Garus / VBMS

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