Project: Rampion Phase 1
Client: E.ON Distance/depth: 75km/0.8m TOP Description: Installation and burial on first phase of 33kv array cables on the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm Date: 28/08/16 – 20/11/16 Phase 1 of the Rampion project consisted of cable loading transport and installation of 60 infield array cables with a total length of 75km.
The project included all engineering, planning and project management associated with the work. Global Symphony carried out the cable loading from the cable manufacturer in the North East of England and transported the cables from the factory to the wind farm where the cables were installed. This included fitting cable protection systems into wind farm foundations and securing the cables on the wind turbine foundations ready for termination.
Following the cable lay, the 60 cables were trenched using the Q1400 trencher with its mechanical cutting tool, to a depth of 800mm in particularly hard seabeds consisting of clays chalks and flints. Phase 1 was carried out on time, according to plan and within budget. This work was awarded as follow on work from the successful campaigns on Eon Humber Gateway.