DEEPOCEAN AWARDED EXPORT CABLE INSTALLATION CONTRACT BY NSW FOR THE MERKUR OFFSHORE WIND FARM IN GERMANY
DeepOcean has been awarded a contract by Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH (NSW) for export cable transportation, installation and trenching services, all related to the Merkur offshore wind farm development located in the German Bight.
The Merkur offshore wind farm is located 45km north of the island Borkum in the North Sea, within the exclusive economic zone of Germany. With 66 turbines each rated at 6MW, Merkur will have a total capacity of 396MW.
NSW is contracted by TenneT Offshore GmbH (TOG) to establish the grid connection between the Merkur offshore substation and the DolWin gamma converter platform. The designated export cable connection will comprise of two parallel 150kV rated HVAC cables.
One of the specific technical challenges of the Merkur grid connection is the fact that the
export cable corridor crosses nine live cables and one commissioned offshore wind farm.