Boskalis awarded Hornsea 2 Export Cable Lay
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has been awarded the offshore export cable installation contract for the Hornsea 2 offshore wind farm. The contract with a value greater than EUR 100 million was awarded by Ørsted Wind Power A/S and consists of three export cable circuits with a total length of approximately 380 kilometers.
Boskalis will deploy a wide variety of its in-house specialist services and assets including a trailing suction hopper dredger, a geophysical survey vessel and multiple cable-laying vessels
A recent investment to be deployed by Boskalis on this contract is a new multi-mode plough for both the pre-lay trenching and backfilling. The plough can withstand 200 tons continuous pull, is capable of trenching at various depths and in a wide range of soil circumstances and was designed to minimize the environmental impact. The plough will be pulled by the recently added high-end construction vessel Boka Falcon.
Boskalis aims to maximize UK local content for its scope of work on the project which is expected to commence later this year with a planned completion late 2021.