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VSMC signs another contract with DONG Energy for cable laying project

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VolkerWessels subsidiary Visser & Smit Marine Contracting (VSMC) has been ordered by the Danish power company Dong Energy to realise the laying and installation of cables for the Anholt offshore wind park, which is currently under construction in Denmark. The total value of the contract may run up to over EUR 50 million. In awarding this contract, Dong Energy expresses its confidence in the qualities of VSMC as one of the leading European firms operating in the field of electrical power connections for offshore, near-shore and berming projects. VSMC already worked for DONG Energy in, for example, the Walney I and II projects and the Gunfleet Sands project in British waters.
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Anholt offshore wind park

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.'

Stemat Spirit

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.

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