The growing number of offshore wind projects on the US east coast is driving demand for cable installation services there.
Seaway Offshore Cables (SOC), in combination with Subsea 7, has been awarded its first US offshore wind project by Ørsted Wind Power North America LLC who are constructing the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project for Dominion Energy.
The multi-million-dollar contract will see SOC and Subsea 7 operating out of the Gulf of Mexico, undertaking the turnkey supply and installation of inner array grid cables for the CVOW project off the east coast of the US.
The CVOW project includes developing two, 6-MW turbines on monopile foundations, which will be connected to the existing onshore grid by submarine cables.
In addition to the submarine cable installation works, SOC will also provide associated materials and services including supplying the submarine composite cables, cable protection systems and related accessories as well as post-installation termination, trenching and testing services.
Project engineering work will commence immediately. The marine installation works are scheduled for execution in 2020.
The Offshore Wind Journal Conference in London on 5 February 2019 will address key issues including global market developments, increasing turbine sizes, floating offshore wind and industry regulations.