Royal Boskalis Westminster has been awarded a cable installation contract for the Ostwind 2 offshore grid connection.
The €250M (£221M) contract scope comprises design and installation of approximately 270km of export cable that will connect the planned Arcadis Ost 1 and Baltic Eagle offshore wind farms to the onshore substation in Lubmin, Germany.
Boskalis in partnership with NKT will undertake an UXO survey, geotechnical and geophysical surveys (through Boskalis subsidiary Gardline), seabed preparation works, pre-lay run, transport and installation of the 220kV export cables and seabed reinstatement.
Boskalis CEO Peter Berdowski said: “We are very proud to have been selected for this contract, the largest cable installation contract ever for Boskalis. The fact that we are able to combine our dredging services, recently acquired survey capabilities together with our cable installation competencies demonstrates Boskalis’ ability to offer a unique breadth of services. We look forward to further expanding this position for our clients as the leading subsea cable installation contractor.”
Boskalis will deploy its in-house trailing suction hopper and backhoe dredgers, geophysical and geotechnical survey vessels, cable-laying vessels and range of trenching tools.
The project is expected to commence in 2019 with a planned completion late 2022.
In October Royal Boskalis was awarded the Tyra Redevelopment Subsea Installation Phase II contract by Total E&P Denmark.