Bard Offshore 1 Windfarm
Bard Offshore 1 Windfarm Project
Fabrication of Primary and Secondary Steel Structures
Our Client, Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke (NSW) was awarded a significant contract for the installation and trenching of eighty (80) infield cables on the Bard Offshore 1 Wind Farm Project located in German waters 100 kilometres northwest of the isle of Borkum.
MCC were required to construct at very short notice a cable gantry and coiling arm assembly to be utilised during the cable spooling and laying operations during the project.
Our scope of works was completed on time working around the clock, and due to the effectiveness of the system, the spooling operations were able to be completed well ahead of schedule.
NSW’s scope of work included the lay, trenching and pull in of the infield cables into the foundations structures in order to connect the 5MW turbines together in strings and finally to an AC offshore transformer.
The contract, which utilised vessels equipped with trenching and cable installation equipment commenced in May 2010. The wind farm produces 400MW of total power and was the first large-scale offshore wind farm with this size of turbines to be constructed in water depths of 40 metres.