DeepOcean has been awarded cable installation and trenching work by Nexans for ScottishPower Renewable’s East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm in the North Sea.
Offshore work will be undertaken by 2019 with the Maersk Connector and purpose built power cable plough, ACP2, supported by DeepOcean’s in-house fleet of construction support vessels.
DeepOcean’s scope is the transport, installation and trenching of 85 km export cables. The project will be managed out of the DeepOcean’s Darlington office.
Jonathan Cole, managing director of Offshore Wind at ScottishPower Renewables, said: “Both Nexans and DeepOcean have considerable experience in providing and installing cables for offshore wind power projects in the UK. DeepOcean have won a number of major contracts recently, and it is positive to see that many highly-skilled jobs in Darlington will continue to be supported with the award of this contract, and hopefully this will also lead to further recruitment and training opportunities in the region.”