A joint venture comprising of VolkerInfra and VBMS has been appointed by DONG Energy to execute the export cable landfall installation for Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm in Liverpool Bay.
The works consist of two 600 meter duct installations, both intertidal and onshore, between Rhyl and Prestatyn at the west coast of the UK. The joint venture will be executing the project by means of the trenchless Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) method. This offers a less invasive and disruptive solution to the local community than traditional open cut techniques.
Project manager Neil Gibbons said: “The joint venture sees specialist expertise being brought together by VolkerInfra and VBMS that have successfully worked together on several projects in the past. We are delighted that DONG Energy awarded this contract and look forward to showcasing our strong relationship and collaboration, to safely deliver this project.”
The first HDD activities will start in May 2015. The project is expected to be completed by the end of September 2015.
Earlier this month DONG Energy appointed VolkerInfra to install the 10km onshore cable circuit to connect the export cables from DONG Energy’s onshore substation to National Grid’s Bodelwyddan 400kV onshore substation.
The new Burbo Bank Extension wind farm will cover an area of 40km2 and will be capable of generating up to 258MW, of clean power to approximately 180,000 homes.