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Siem Offshore Contractors GmbH (SOC) has announced that SOC has been awarded the contract for the turnkey supply and installation package of the inner array grid cable system for the 400MW Veja Mate Offshore Wind Farm. The contract has an estimated value in excess of € 100 million.

The Veja Mate OWF is located 115 kilometres off the German coast, within the German Bight sector of the North Sea. The 67x 6MW Siemens wind turbines shall be inter-connected by an inner array grid (IA”) of 33 kV medium voltage alternating current (MVAC) submarine composite cables with a total length of up to 97 kilometres. SOC will be utilising vessels and resources within the Siem Offshore group. In addition to the submarine cable installation works, SOC will also provide associated materials and services including the supply of the submarine composite cables, cable protection systems and related accessories as well as post-installation termination, trenching and testing services. The offshore works for the IAG cable system are due to begin in 2016, whereby the project is scheduled to be brought online before the end of 2017.

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