Hellenic Cables has been awarded its biggest to-date contract for inter-array cables by DEME Offshore, the renewables business unit of DEME Group, for the supply of approx. 650 km 66 kV inter-array cables and accessories to Dogger Bank offshore wind farm phases A & B, in the UK.
Dogger Bank Wind Farm is located more than 130 km off the North East coast of England and is currently being developed in three 1.2 GW phases by joint venture partners SSE Renewables and Equinor. Dogger Bank will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm when complete and will generate enough energy to power over 4.5 million homes every year – around 5% of the UK’s electricity needs.
Under the contract, Hellenic Cables will design, manufacture, test and supply approx. 650 km of 66 kV XLPE-insulated inter-array cables and associated accessories. The cables will be produced at Hellenic Cables’ vertically integrated, state-of-the-art submarine cables plant in Corinth, Greece. Production of the cables for Dogger Bank A & B will commence in 2021 and delivery will be a phased roll out in line with the project execution program.
The contract with DEME Offshore is subject to joint venture partners SSE Renewables and Equinor reaching financial close on Dogger Bank A and Dogger Bank B, expected in late 2020.
DEME Offshore was awarded by Joint venture partners SSE Renewables and Equinor, a contract for engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of the subsea inter-array cables for the combined first two phases of the offshore wind farm.
Mr Alexios Alexiou, CEO of Hellenic Cables commented: “This is a pivotal moment for our company. Being awarded the largest ever contract for inter-array cables is testament to our world-class manufacturing capabilities, following more than EUR 200 million investments in our Corinth plant. We are honoured and thrilled to be part of this flagship project that paves the way to a more sustainable future”.
Bart De Poorter, General Manager DEME Offshore, commented: “We are pleased to have signed the contract with Hellenic Cables for the world’s biggest wind farm. We are confident that with Hellenic Cables’ strong track record and our combined expertise we can efficiently and safely deliver this large-scale inter-array cable project.”
Image source: Courtesy of Hellenic Cables
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