February 6, 2017
Veja Mate Offshore Wind Farm is most pleased to announce the completion of its array cable installation and post-lay burial activities 10 weeks ahead of schedule.
Cable installation started on October 1st 2016 and since then Siem Offshore Contractors (SOC) successfully installed 73 composite submarine power cables totaling 97 km in length using their Siem Aimery and Siem Moxie vessels for cable laying and installation support. Termination and testing activities will be completed within the next few weeks.
Veja Mate´s Inter-Array Cable (IAC) Package and SOC´s Project Management, crews and vessels have proven their capabilities of executing cable installation works to the highest safety- and quality standards within a challenging offshore environment during a winter campaign. Veja Mate’s IAC Package Manager Klaus Zwirlein, said “We are happy to have brought this project to a successful end, ahead of schedule. Although the weather was kind to us, our achievement was realized thanks to the great team effort of our IAC staff and SOC project teams for their dedication and commitment.“
About Veja Mate Offshore Project GmbH:
Veja Mate is a 402 MW, 1,9 bn EUR offshore wind project owned by the Highland Group Holdings Ltd, Siemens Financial Services and CI II managed by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners. Bank financing was completed on the 1st of July 2015. Construction started on the 4th of April 2016 and the project is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2017. It will produce over 1,6 TWh of green, renewable electricity annually.