Start of the first cable pull for the Hollandse Kust Noord project.
The Isaac Newton will connect the wind parks Hollandse Kust (noord) and (west Alpha) to the electricity grid with 4 cables. The Moonfish will trench the cable at a maximum depth of 8m below seabed.
The cable laying vessel (CLV) Isaac Newton loaded the first batch of subsea cables at the LS Cable & System fabrication site in Donghae, South Korea, and will soon head off to the Netherlands to start the first cable installation campaign, the company said via social media.
Meanwhile, Jan De Nul has prepared its in-house cable trenching machine Moonfish for the work. Moonfish was recently customised for this project and is now ready to kick off after successful trials at the Maasvlakte, the offshore contractor said.
TenneT awarded Jan De Nul and LS Cable & System contracts for Hollandse Kust Noord and West Alpha in 2020, with Jan De Nul Group being responsible for the transportation, laying, and protection of the cables designed and manufactured by LS Cable & System.