HDD Cable Landfall Platform – Hollandse Kust (Zuid)

Cable laying operation accomplished within a short time frame

In 2020, TWD helped Van Oord with the landfall of an offshore export cable from the Hollandse Kust (zuid) windfarm. The landfall required the export cable to be pulled in through a pre-laid horizontal directional drilled (HDD) duct in the coastal sea defence. In a quick response, our team designed an efficient structural design of a cantilevered platform off the stern of the MPI Resolution and a combined duct hang-off and lifting tool. In addition, we performed structural integrity analysis to reuse existing equipment as well as designed support structures for the chute and quadrant on the platform.

By closely collaborating with Van Oord, we quickly conceptualized new operational methodologies and mission equipment. These were then delivered very rapidly in detailed design to meet the stringent operational timelines.

Project highlights

  • Project completed within a short time frame
  • Close collaboration with the client to ensure all the design facets were carefully addressed

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