Danish group NKT A/S (CPH:NKT) said today it has been awarded an over EUR-145-million (USD 169m) contract to supply export cabling for Ørsted’s (CPH:ORSTED) 1,386-MW Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm in British waters.
Under the deal, NKT will deliver 220 kV high-voltage cables with a total length of over 190 km (118 miles). The cable system will include three far-shore cables that will cover about 50% of the entire project and will connect the wind park to the reactive power compensation platform that will bring electricity to the mainland.
Cables will be made in Karlskrona, Sweden, with production scheduled to begin this autumn. Installation works are not part of the contract, NKT noted.
Hornsea Project Two will be located 89 km from the Yorkshire coast and will become the world's biggest offshore wind farm, leapfrogging the 1,200-MW Hornsea Project One that Dong Energy is currently constructing. It is due to be operational from 2022. Once operational, it will generate power for over 1.3 million households.
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