JDR, Tata Steel win East Anglia One contracts

Source: JDR Cable Systems Ltd (www.jdrcables.com)

April 12 (Renewables Now) - JDR Cable Systems Ltd and Tata Steel's Hartlepool SAW Mill have secured contracts for the 714-MW East Anglia One offshore wind farm, ScottishPower, part of Spain's Iberdrola (BME:IBE), said today.  

JDR will supply intra-array cables for the project, while Tata Steel provide 4,400 tonnes of structural pipe for the turbine foundations. 

The 102-turbine wind farm off the Suffolk coast is being developed by ScottishPower Renewables, which is looking to achieve more than 50% of UK content across the lifetime of the project. According to the announcement, the contracts awarded to the two Hartlepool-based businesses will help support 330 jobs -- some 200 jobs at JDR's Greenland Road site and about 130 at Tata Steel's SAW Mill.  

ScottishPower said that JDR will deliver the offshore wind industry's first commercial 66-kV array cable project to date by the first quarter of 2019. The 66-kV high-voltage technology allows for increased power transmission to shore from large turbines compared to traditional 33-kV cables.

Under the contract, JDR will design and produce 155 km (96 miles) of array cables.

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