Van Oord has been awarded the contract for cable installation works at the Borssele I & II offshore wind farm.

The wind farm has a capacity of 752 MW and will be located 23 km off the coast of Zeeland, the Netherlands. Borssele I & II will supply enough renewable energy to meet the needs of approximately one million households each year. Construction of the offshore wind farm is scheduled for 2020.

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Van Oord is responsible for the transportation, installation and burial of the 94 inter array cables with a total length of 167 km. Van Oord will deploy its dedicated cable-laying vessel Nexus for the installation of the cables. Brand-new trencher Dig-It will bury the cables to the required depth of 2 meters.

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Earlier this year Van Oord has been awarded contracts for the Borssele III & IV wind farms and the Borssele V innovation project. By winning the cable installation contract for Borssele I & II, Van Oord now can show its capabilities in the construction of the entire Borssele wind project.