DEME to install Dogger Bank C subsea cables

Dec. 16, 2021
The Living Stone is expected to install about 250 km of 66 kV inter-array cables in 2025.

Offshore staff

ANTWERP, Belgium DEME Offshore has won an EPCI contract for the inter-array cables for the 1.2-GW Dogger Bank C wind farm in the UK North Sea. 

Dogger Bank C is the third phase of the 3.6-GW Dogger Bank wind farm, which is currently the world’s largest offshore wind farm under development.

The company will supply, install, and protect about 250 km (155 mi) of 66 kV inter-array cables and all related accessories. Cable production is expected to start in 2023.

The Living Stone is expected to install the cables in 2025. The DP-3 cable installation vessel boasts an inhouse designed dual-lane system, consisting of two cable highways. This allows cable laying using one lane while the next cable can be simultaneously prepared and have the cable protection system installed on the other lane.

Located more than 130 km (81 mi) offshore northeast England, the Dogger Bank wind farm is being delivered by joint venture partners SSE Renewables, Equinor, and Eni.

In early 2021, DEME Offshore received the inter-array cable contract for Dogger Bank A and B.