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Jan De Nul wins contracts to support Burbo Bank Extension project in UK

CTBR Staff Writer Published 22 April 2015

Jan De Nul Group has won two contracts from Dong Energy to install export and infield cables at the 258MW Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm in Liverpool Bay, UK.

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Under the contracts, the company will install and bury the 25km export cable between the offshore transformer platform and the beach as well as 32 infield lines between the project's 32 MHI Vestas 8MW turbines and the offshore transformer platform.

The work includes crossing and protection of existing cables and pipelines.

Jan De Nul will use its Willem de Vlamingh cable laying vessel to carry out the installation works during spring and summer 2016.

The company's trailing suction hopper dredger will handle the burial of the export cable while subsea trencher UTV1200 will be utilized for the trenching of the infield cables.

The extension facility, which is anticipated to be commissioned in 2017, will be located next to the existing 90MW Burbo Bank wind farm sited on the Burbo Flats in Liverpool.

It will supply green power for about 180,000 households in the UK.

The extension covers 40km² area and will sit to the west of the operational facility in Liverpool Bay, about 7km north of the North Wirral coast.

Apart from the Burbo Bank Extension project, Jan De Nul is also working on the export cable installation for Dong Energy's Race Bank offshore wind farm in the UK.


Image: Jan De Nul Group will install export and infield cables at Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm. Photo: courtesy of Jan De Nul Group.