DEME Offshore’s DP3 vessel Living Stone has successfully installed the DolWin6 High Voltage DC (HVDC) cable in the North Sea. This is the first time a cable laying vessel has installed cables while powered on LNG, dramatically reducing emissions.
Living Stone picked up the cables directly from the Nexans manufacturing facility in Halden, Norway, at the beginning of June and transported them to the offshore site in the German Bight.
DEME’s dedicated vessel made full use of its unique capabilities. Living Stone has two turntables, making it particularly well suited for installing bundled HVDC cables. The HVDC cable pair was bundled together with the fiber optic cable on board ‘Living Stone’ and seamlessly installed.
DolWin6 has a transmission capacity of 900 MW and is owned and operated by transmission system operator TenneT. The HVDC cable runs from several offshore wind farms in Germany via Norderney to the German mainland.
“We are pleased to see another campaign successfully concluded by our cable installation vessel Living Stone,” said Bart De Poorter, General Manager DEME Offshore Renewables. “Carrying out the project on LNG is another major milestone, highlighting once more the unrivaled technical capabilities of Living Stone and its crew.”