DEME Offshore US has secured a +$1.1 billion contract for the construction of the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project in a consortium with Prysmian. It is the largest offshore wind installation contract ever awarded in the US. Upon expected completion in 2026, the CVOW will be the largest wind farm in the US, and one of the largest in the world.

The contract, with a total value amounting to +$1.9 Billion, has been awarded by Dominion Energy Virginia, a subsidiary of Dominion Energy Inc., to a consortium made up of DEME Group and Prysmian.

The CVOW project will play a crucial role in helping the Commonwealth of Virginia meet its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2045. The project is located at approximately 27 miles (43 km) off the coast of Virginia Beach, VA, US. The 2.6-GW offshore wind farm will be capable of supplying clean energy to as many as 660,000 households, while reducing carbon emissions by over 2 million tonnes per year.

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DEME Offshore’s CVOW Balance of Plant (BoP) contract includes the transport and installation of 176 monopile transition piece foundations, three offshore substations, scour protection and the supply and installation of export and inter-array submarine cable systems. The offshore wind farm contractor will also 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 a supplier of underwater energy cable systems.

US presence

It is not the first US project for DEME. The company is also involved in the Vineyard offshore wind project installation works for foundations, substation and wind turbines and South Fork cable installation works. The company has spent many years building up its presence in the US market and established DEME Offshore US LLC in Boston in 2019.

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