Dutch offshore engineering firm Boskalis has signed a preferred supplier and early works agreement for the supply and installation of the export and inter-array cables for the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm in the UK.
The project will be executed in consortium with NKT Cables and the contract value is estimated at EUR80m ($94.8m).
The project scope includes installation of two 50km long export cables and ninety-seven inter-array cables with two cable laying vessels. The project is scheduled for commencement in 2020.
“Boskalis’ strategy is aimed at benefitting from key macro-economic factors which drive worldwide demand in our markets: expansion of the global economy, increase in energy consumption, global population growth and the challenges that go hand in hand with climate change. This project is closely related to the development of generating renewable energy due to climate change and increasing energy consumption,” the company said in a release.