The Anholt offshore wind park will be the largest offshore wind park in Denmark, with a capacity of 400MW, and will supply 4% of the total Danish power requirement. This carbon-free power will be generated in the Kattegat between Denmark and Sweden, at a location between the port town of Grenå and the island of Anholt.
The VSMC project comprises the installation of 111 cables between the offshore transformer station and the park's wind turbines. A total of 150 km of 34 kV AC cables will be installed. VSMC has been active in Denmark before, successfully supplying the Horns Rev II Wind Park with connections in 2008 and 2009.
‘This assignment aligns excellently with the contribution we both can and aim to make - in partnership with our clients - to sustainable solutions,' explains Board Member Alfred Vos. ‘VolkerWessels already has a long history of investments in the onshore and offshore installation of electricity networks. This has allowed us to build up a wealth of experience in these kinds of projects and enables us to efficiently utilise our technology and expertise in the support of our clients. With the help of highly qualified employees and excellent equipment, we can successfully round off such assignments.'
To realise the connections, VSMC relies among other things on the cable laying vessel Stemat Spirit, which was constructed especially for offshore and shallow water operations and which was taken into use in 2010. This unique vessel with dynamic positioning was especially designed to fulfil the demand for a ship that can handle the installation of heavy power cables.
Royal Volker Wessels Stevin N.V. (VolkerWessels) and Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) have combined their forces...