Fugro has been awarded a contract for the installation and burial of array cables at the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm. The development in the English Channel, 13 kilometres off the Sussex coast, is being built by E.ON alongside partners, the UK Green Investment Bank plc.
The engineering and planning will start immediately with installation being carried out in two phases in 2016 and 2017. Fugro will lay and bury 122 array cables with its construction and installation vessels Fugro Symphony and Fugro Saltire and using one of its two Q1400 trenching systems to bury the cables.
The Rampion Offshore Wind Farm will consist of 116 wind turbines, each with a generating capacity of 3.45 MW. Construction is expected to be completed in 2018.
Fugro creates value by acquiring and interpreting earth and engineering data and providing associated consulting services to support clients with their design and construction of infrastructure and buildings. Fugro also supports clients with the installation, repair and maintenance of their subsea infrastructure.
Fugro works around the globe, predominantly in energy and infrastructure markets offshore and onshore employing approximately 13,000 employees in over seventy countries. In 2014 Fugro’s revenue amounted to EUR 2.6 billion; Fugro is listed on Euronext Amsterdam.
E.ON is one of the UK’s leading power and gas companies – generating electricity, retailing power and gas, developing gas storage and undertaking gas and oil exploration and production. It is part of the E.ON group, one of the world’s largest investor-owned power and gas companies.