DEME kicks off works for Dominion Energy's project

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 22/11/2022 DEME Group
DEME revealed in its Q3 2022 results that is has kicked off works for the 2.6 GW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Farm (CVOW) commercial scale project in the United States.

Back in November 2021, Dominion Energy Virginia, a subsidiary of Dominion Energy Inc., signed a Balance of Plant (BoP) contract with a consortium of Prysmian and the DEME Group.

The contract includes the complete package for the transportation and installation of the foundations and the substations and the EPCI (Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation) services for the inter-array and export cables for what is poised to be the largest commercial offshore wind farm in the United States.

The project is expected to be completed by 2026. DEME Offshore will oversee the complete offshore installation works for the foundations, substations, infield cables, as well as part of the export cables. For the fulfilment of the project, DEME Offshore entered in a consortium with Prysmian.

CVOW is the largest planned offshore wind farm in the United States with a capacity of 2,640 MW. It is expected to provide power for 660,000 homes. It is a commercial-scale follow-up to the 12 MW
CVOW pilot, which went operational in 2020. This commercial phase will feature 176 turbines, each rated to 14.7 MW, giving an overall capacity of 2,857 MW.

DEME also revealed in its Q3 2022 results it is preparing to start the Vineyard Wind project (East Coast US) in Q1 2023.

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