Boskalis Subsea Cables specializes in subsea power cable installation, Balance of Plant maintenance for the renewable market, and installation of interconnectors.

Our clients expect the best – so that is what we deliver, every time. As a total solutions provider, we have developed a reputation for having fewer interfaces. This allows us to remain focused on our client's needs. As a result, our highly skilled team delivers quality output that enhances effectiveness and reduces risks. Whatever your project may be, Boskalis Subsea Cables (previously VBMS) is proud to deliver on time and within budget.

Our solutions

Boskalis Subsea Cables works proactively to offer an integrated package of solutions. We collaborate closely to understand each project's particular goals and objectives, eliminating time-consuming interfaces to increase overall efficiency. Our focus on quality balanced with cost effectiveness yields consistently high results, while our focus on safety reduces risks to your operations.

We have a highly successful track record as a leading contractor in subsea cable installation. Our clients rest assured that skilled teams are formed to handle the specific demands of their project. To this end, we use our own custom-built vessels and advanced tools to develop a fully integrated service offering, including but not limited to:

  • Cable protection solutions
  • Termination, testing and jointing
  • In-house engineering
  • Cable Repair Solutions
  • Landfall construction/installation by HD or conventional methods
  • Cable shore landings
  • Survey and route design
  • Transport and storage of (spare) cables

Track record

Borssele Alpha export cable installation

Borssele Alpha export cable installation

We installed two export cables that will connect the Borssele offshore wind farms 1 and 2 to TenneT’s onshore grid in the Netherlands.

Galloper export and inter-array cable installation

Galloper export and inter-array cable installation

For the Galloper offshore wind farm, we installed 56 inter-array cables and two 45 kilometre long export cables including route preparation, landfall operations, burial, termination and testing of the cables.

Sandbank inter-array cable installation

Sandbank inter-array cable installation

A total of 76 inter-array cables were installed and post-lay buried within a limited time frame of approximately two and a half months for Vattenfall’s Sandbank offshore wind farm.

Hohe See & Albatros inter-array cable installation

Hohe See & Albatros inter-array cable installation

We supplied, installed and buried a total of 98 inter-array cables including terminations and testing.

Subsea cable protection solutions

Subsea cables and pipelines laid on the seabed are constantly under the threat of damage. Anchoring vessels and fishing trawlers can destroy cables, which may lead to costly consequences. Boskalis is equipped to meet any specific burial requirements in various soil types and to depths where threats to your investment are significantly reduced. Our in-house trenching and burial equipment includes jet and mechanical trenchers, ploughs and boulder clearance tools suitable for deep and shallow water operations.

  • Burial risk and burial assessment analyses
  • Multiple pre-trenching, simultaneous lay and burial, post-trenching solutions
  • Dredging and seabed levelling operations
  • Multiple remedial cover and protection services
  • Seabed survey operations
  • Geophysical and technical survey operations
  • Trench backfill operations
  • Cable burial surveys

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