VolkerWessels wins contract for Meerwind wind farm in Germany

VolkerWessels subsidiary Visser & Smit Marine Contracting (VSMC) has been awarded a contract with WindMW GmbH for the installation of cables for the Meerwind Offshore Wind Farm which is currently under construction in Germany. The award of the contract consolidates VSMC's position as market leader in cable installation for offshore wind farms.  

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Wind Turbines

The Meerwind offshore wind farm will be located at a distance of 23 kilometres from the island of Helgoland. The wind farm will have space for 80 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 3.6 MW, meaning an overall capacity of 288 MW. This part of the contract will be carried out in combination, with the combination being responsible for the laying, burying and connecting of 88 infield cables.

Long history

"This contract is entirely in keeping with the contribution we can and wish to make - together with our clients - in bringing about sustainable solutions", explained VolkerWessels Board Member Alfred Vos. "VolkerWessels has a long history of investing in the installation of electricity networks for onshore and offshore projects. This has enabled us to build up valuable experience with these kinds of projects so that we can apply our technology and expertise efficiently in support of our clients. With the aid of a highly qualified team and state-of-the-art equipment we can successfully carry through such assignments."