Seaway Offshore Cables awarded US offshore wind contract

Seaway Offshore Cables (SOC), in combination with Subsea 7, has been awarded a turnkey cable supply and installation contract for the US Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) far. The contract was awarded by Ørsted Wind Power North America LLC. who are constructing the project for Dominion Energy.

It is the first US offshore wind contract for SOC. The multi-million-dollar contract will see SOC, and Subsea 7 operating out of the Gulf of Mexico, perform the turnkey supply and installation of inner array grid cables for the CVOW Project. The CVOW Project is located approx. 43km off the east coast of the US and includes the development of two, 6-megawatt wind 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 the supply of the submarine composite cables, cable protection systems and
related accessories as well as post-installation termination, trenching and testing services. The
project engineering works will commence immediately. The marine installation works are scheduled
for execution in 2020.

Welcoming the start of a new era for the business unit in the growing US renewables market, Senior
Vice President Renewables and Heavy Lifting, Steph McNeill, said:
“Securing this contract has generated great pride within our entire SOC and Subsea 7 project team.
This is a significant achievement that marks our continued growth in what we recognise is a crucial
market for the world’s future energy needs.

SOC brings to this project extensive wind farm installation knowledge and capabilities, the same
areas of expertise that were used to install jacket foundations and inner array grid cables for 84
wind turbines at Beatrice, Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm. We look forward to start of the
project and welcome the opportunity to continue a successful relationship with Ørsted Wind Power.”
SOC will be utilising partly locally available vessels and resources as well as those with the Subsea 7
group. The project execution will be undertaken by a joint project team of SOC and Subsea 7, to
ensure the transfer of know-how and development of local knowledge related to offshore wind and
other renewable energy project is offered to customers in the USA. Photo: Seaway Offshore Cables

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