JDR bags array cable termination, testing contract for Moray East
JDR cables. Source: JDR Cable Systems
JDR Cable Systems has secured a contract to deliver the termination and testing of 100 array cables and two offshore substation interconnector cables for the 950-MW Moray East offshore wind farm project in Scottish waters.
The UK subsea cable supplier, owned by the TFKable Group, was awarded the job by Dutch dredging and offshore contractor Royal Boskalis Westminster NV (AMS:BOKA), which came on board the project to supply and install inter-array cables for the future wind farm.
JDR said its scope of work will cover the provision of technicians, tooling and test equipment. The company will perform procedures for the stripping of the armour protection, fitment of the permanent hang-offs, routing, cleating, electrical and fibre termination, including testing of the cables. It will also conduct Damped AC testing of the substation interconnector cables.
JDR is due to supply 200 kilometres (124.3 miles) of 66-kV array cable and a range of termination accessories, which it currently manufactures at its facility in Hartlepool, the UK.
The termination and testing works are slated to start in November 2020 and continue until mid-2021, JDR said.
The Moray East wind farm will be located about 22 kilometres off the coast of Scotland in the Moray Firth. It will occupy an area of 520 square kilometres (200.8 sq miles) in water depths ranging from 37 metres (121.4 ft) to 57 metres.
The project is owned by a consortium of EDP Renovaveis SA (ELI:EDPR), Engie SA (EPA:ENGI) and Diamond Green Limited.
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