EDS HV Group has completed the termination and testing of the export cables at the SeaMade offshore wind farm in Belgium.
The first phase of the work was completed at the Mermaid concession 54 kilometers off the coast on behalf of Hellenic Cables.
EDS HV said it had secured the contract prior to the coronavirus outbreak and work was scheduled to begin by the end of March.
According to the company, when the Covid-19 restrictions were announced, the project team acted swiftly to ensure the first phase of the project was completed to the agreed schedule.
“EDS HV are well respected in the sector and are a safe pair of hands for this type of work, we had faith in them when we awarded the contract,” said Kostas Papathanasiou, Project Manager at Hellenic Cables.
“Despite the global pandemic we worked in close cooperation with them and together with our in-house resources and external subcontractors, we assembled the best team to complete the project, ensuring no downtime, delays, or safety concerns. We are looking forward to the completion of the final phase of the project.”
SeaMade comprises the 235 MW Mermaid and the 252 MW Seastar projects which will feature 58 Siemens Gamesa SG 8.0-167 DD turbines.
At the end of 2019, DEME Group completed the pull-in of the project’s two export cables into Elia’s Offshore SwitchYard (OSY) platform. Commissioning is expected by the end of the year.