Siem Offshore Contractors (SOC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Siem Offshore, has been awarded a contract for the turnkey supply and installation package of the inner-array grid cable system for the Beatrice offshore wind farm (OWF) by SHL Offshore Contractors.
SOC will be utilising vessels and resources within the Siem Offshore group.
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 offshore works for the inner-array grid cable system are due to begin in 2017, whereby the project is scheduled to be completed before the end of Q3 2018.
The Beatrice OWF is located approximately 13km of the Caithness coast line in the “Outer” Moray Firth on the north-western point of the Smith Bank and features 84x 7 MW wind turbine generators, which will be inter-connected by 91x 33 kV medium voltage alternating current submarine composite cables with a total length of up to 164 km.