October 8 (Renewables Now) - French cable producer Nexans (EPA:NEX) has been contracted to supply the land export cable for the 860-MW Triton Knoll offshore wind farm in the UK.
The contract is worth more than EUR 35 million (USD 40.2m) and has been awarded by J Murphy & Sons Ltd, Triton Knoll's onshore cable installation lead contractor.
The 220-kV land export cables will carry power over a 57-km (35-mile) route from landfall near Anderby to the new Triton Knoll substation at Bicker Fen. Nexans will produce the cable in its facility in Hanover, Germany. The first cable drums are due to be delivered in the first quarter of 2019, with jointing works scheduled for the second quarter of the same year. The cable system is expected to be commissioned and tested in the summer of 2020.
Triton Knoll is being developed by Innogy SE (ETR:IGY), which recently sold a combined 41% stake in the scheme to Japanese utilities Electric Power Development Co (TYO: 9513), also known as J-Power, and Kansai Electric Power Inc (TYO:9503). The project achieved financial close at the end of August.
(EUR 1 = USD 1.148)