Norwegian subsea specialist DeepOcean has announced that its UK subsidiary, DeepOcean 1 UK, has been awarded a contract by J-Power Systems Corporation for the provision of all marine works for the Nemo Link Interconnector Project.
The interconnector will deliver an electricity link between the UK and Belgium, designed to increase energy security for both countries and support the integration of renewable energy.
DeepOcean will execute all marine works associated with the installation and trenching of the HVDC bundled cables from Kent, UK to Zeebrugge, Belgium. The bundled cables will be installed by the Maersk Connector, while burial of the cables will be completed by DeepOcean’s T3200 mechanical and jetting trenching vehicle.
Bart Heijermans, CEO of DeepOcean, commented: “We are very pleased to have the opportunity to support J-Power Systems on this prestigious project with our state of the art installation and trenching systems as well with as our APM certified project management teams. This is the third project we have been awarded for the Maersk Connector.”
The project will begin in 2016, and is expected to take three years, with offshore works completing in 2018.