Hellenic Cables has been awarded a contract by SP Transmission PLC (SPT), one of UK’s largest grid operators, for the supply and installation of 132 kV land cables required for the connection of Douglas West Windfarm to the new SPT 132 kV Douglas North collector substation and Kennoxhead Extension Windfarm to Middlemuir Windfarm substation, via modification of the existing Coalburn – Middlemuir 132kV underground circuit.
The existing Coalburn to Middlemuir 132kV underground cable circuit is required to be modified in order to facilitate the connection of 2 new wind farms; Douglas West (51 MW) and Kennoxhead Extension (60 MW). The works will include modifications of the existing circuit as well as uprating of the existing cables and redesigning of the earthing system of both the new Coalburn to Douglas North and Douglas North to Middlemuir circuits to ensure that the bonding is balanced following the diversion required to connect Douglas North 132/33kV substation.
Under the contract, Hellenic Cables will supply approx. 10 km of 132 kV XLPE-insulated cables and associated accessories, including installation & final testing services through selected partners in the UK.
This contract testifies to Hellenic Cables’ continuous presence and investment in the UK market, where it already operates three stock locations.
The cables will be manufactured at Hellenic Cables’ plant in Thiva, Greece, in the fourth quarter of 2020. With its highly skilled and experienced personnel, state-of-the-art facilities and adherence to best working practices, the plant can produce and deliver high-quality power cables serving the biggest utilities in Europe and beyond.
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