Danish renewables firm DONG Energy has appointed VolkerInfra to install the onshore underground cables and associated fibre optic cables for the Burbo Bank Extension, an upcoming extension to the Burbo Bank offshore wind farm in Liverpool Bay, Wales.

Starting from an onshore substation that will act as the landing site to the Burbo Bank Extension’s offshore export cable, the underground onshore cables will run for approximately 10 km and will be linked to the National Grid.

VolkerInfra will use a combination of open cut trench and horizontal directional drilling (HDD) methods to install the cables.