Minesto has successfully completed the first phase of Dragon 12 (1.2 MW) offshore installation in Vestmanna, Faroe Islands. The 3.4 km main subsea cable was laid on the seabed from the onshore grid connection point to the offshore installation node.
After transit across the North Atlantic Ocean to Vestmanna, the cable installation work commenced and was successfully completed today. The cable installation was completed in a 22-hour operation.
“This cable is the highest valuable component of the infrastructure, and it’s a major milestone to have it safely installed. The installation and operation were completed according to plan thanks to our team and suppliers”, said Dr Martin Edlund, CEO of Minesto.
A standard offshore supply vessel was adapted by Minesto’s subcontractor Inyanga for the cable laying to provide a cost-efficient vessel solution for marine operations. The cable was manufactured by JDR in the UK and loaded onto the installation vessel in Hartlepool prior to transiting to the Faroe Islands.
The next steps for the D12 installation are seabed anchoring and kite installation.
Image source: Courtesy of Minesto
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