Antwerp – 19 October 2022 – DEME Offshore has been awarded the export cable contract for Vattenfall’s Norfolk Boreas Wind Farm in a consortium with LS Cable & System. The consortium is also selected as the preferred bidder for the remaining projects in Vattenfall’s Norfolk Zone.
Works will be executed in 2026, involving a cable installation vessel, a trailing suction hopper dredger and a fallpipe vessel from the DEME fleet.
Located 47 kilometres off the Norfolk coast in the UK, Norfolk Boreas is the first phase of Vattenfall’s Norfolk Offshore Wind Zone and represents an installed capacity of 1.4 GW. Once completed, the entire zone can produce clean energy for more than four million households and save about six million tonnes of carbon dioxide.
Catrin Jung, Head of Offshore Wind at Vattenfall, said: “We look forward to working closely with LS Cable & System and DEME Group to make this project a success. The Norfolk Boreas Wind Farm is an important project for Vattenfall and major step forward for delivering fossil-free living within a generation in the UK.”
HyungWon Kim, Vice President at LS Cable & System, said: “We are glad to get awarded the Norfolk Boreas project. We are even happier to contribute as a valuable partner of Vattenfall to the way towards a zero-carbon movement.”
1) A “sizable” contract refers to a contract with a value of EUR 50-150 million.