WIND has completed the transport and transfer of the 18.6km Rampion offshore wind farm export cable for E.ON. The cable will now be stored at WIND’s storage facilities in Velsen, the Netherlands, ready for rapid deployment in the eventuality of a cable failure at Rampion.
WIND chartered the Nexus (Van Oord’s Cable Laying Vessel) to transport the cable from Greece to the Netherlands. “We are pleased with our close cooperation with Van Oord for this project – this facilitated the smooth execution of our contracted operations,” comments WIND director Tom Nooij.
Transfer of the cable commenced as soon as the Nexus arrived at WIND’s storage yard. “We spooled the cable – all 1,600 tonnes of it – on to our SPMT carousel for storage. We are proud to report this represents another cable contract completed on time and on budget for this long-term client. We look forward to working with E.ON again in the future.”