Royal Boskalis Westminster has been awarded an export cable installation contract for the Ostwind 2 offshore grid connection.
The contract was awarded by 50Hertz and carries a value for Boskalis in excess of €250 million (US$283.79 million), making this the largest ever cable installation contract acquired by Boskalis.
The contract scope comprises design and installation of approximately 270 kilometres of export cable that will connect the planned Arcadis Ost 1 and Baltic Eagle offshore wind farms to the onshore substation in Lubmin, Germany. The project is expected to commence in 2019 with a planned completion in late 2022.
Boskalis will deploy a wide variety of its in-house assets including trailing suction hopper and backhoe dredgers, geophysical and geotechnical survey vessels, cable-laying vessels, and a wide range of trenching tools.