EDS HV Group, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has been awarded a critical cable termination and testing contract on the 90 wind turbines that make up RWE’s latest offshore wind farm development, Triton Knoll. The project involves the installation and termination of high voltage cables between the offshore foundations and the turbine switchgear, with pre-testing, mock-up trials and cable preparation having already been undertaken in late 2020.
EDS’s strong safety, performance and quality records enables a ‘no snag’ approach, completing the work in 36-hour windows to ensure the progression of the time-critical project. This eliminates return site visits, helping keep the safety risk associated with getting crew to the site, the emissions associated with the vessels required, and the cost to the project owner, to a minimum.
The award represents the latest in a series of recent project wins for James Fisher in the renewables market with the contract building on previous site preparation / UXO removal work undertaken at Triton Knoll in 2019.
Lee Glendening, Termination and Testing Business Manager at EDS HV, who will lead the project execution as part of the onshore project management team, commented on the contract win:
“We are highly experienced in this type of complex work, which requires multi-skilled teams working in rotation to meet a scheduled deadline. We have an enviable reputation for high-quality termination experience and engineering expertise, having completed over 9000 terminations without failure.
“This particular project includes onshore project management supported by an EDS HV HSE Advisor with technical engineering support. Due to the location, we can work from the strategically positioned EDS HV base in Grimsby that supports the local economy and RWE Renewables’ aspiration of achieving at least 50% local content during the construction of Triton Knoll.”
“When we first started working with Triton Knoll, we struck up a very natural relationship. With projects like this where there is complex work taking place within tight deadlines, our clients need the confidence that we can deliver – we have demonstrated expertise and experience in this work and are proud to be playing our part in supporting the transition to renewable energy sources.
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