THE NETHERLANDS — 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.
The contract includes the design, engineering, procurement, manufacturing and testing of about 360 km of high-voltage direct current export cables and fiber-optic cables, including the offshore installation and onshore jointing. For DEME, the share in the project represents a contract worth between EUR50 million and EUR150 million (US$49.3 million and US$147.9 million).
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 km 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 6 million tonnes of CO2.