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CT Offshore completes inter-array cable installation at Gode Wind 2+1 project in Germany

CTBR Staff Writer Published 29 February 2016

CT Offshore has completed the installation of inter-array cables at Dong Energy’s 582MW Gode Wind 2+1 offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.

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The new subsea trencher ROV CTO 107 1100 buried all the 97 cables operating at a depth of 100m.

After completion, the wind farm is expected to generate enough energy for about 600,000 households in Germany.

CT Offshore chairman Jens Frederik Hansen said: "The cable installation was successfully completed through good team work with the entire project team, including our clients Dong Energy. "

"Gode Wind is the largest project to date for CT Offshore and it is a great achievement that our project team and off-shore crew have now completed the installation of the 97 inter-array cable. We can all be very satisfied."

Gode Wind 1, 2, and 3 were originally developed by PNE Wind who had secured approvals for Gode Wind 1 and 2 from Germany's Federal Agency for Marine Shipping and Hydrography.

Dong Energy acquired the projects in August 2012. The company is investing €2.2bn in Gode 1 & 2 project, which is expected to be fully operational late this year.

Earlier this month, the Gode Wind 2 offshore wind farm started generating power and feeding into the German grid.

The 252MW wind farm features 42 turbines, which will produce enough power to supply about 260,000 German households per year.

Dong Energy owns a 50% stake in Gode Wind 2, while the remaining 50% interest is owned by a consortium of four Danish pension funds which include PKA, Industriens Pension, Lærernes Pension und Lægernes Pensionskasse.


Image: The Gode Wind 2 project will produce enough power to supply about 260,000 German households yearly. Photo: courtesy of Dong Energy.