Technip starts offshore cabling work at 210-MW wind farm off UK
Jun 13, 2014 - France's engineering company Technip (EPA:TEC) said Thursday it had initiated offshore cable installation works at Danish state-owned utility Dong Energy A/S’ 210-MW Westermost Rough wind farm in UK waters.
Technip Offshore Wind, a unit of the French firm, will transport and deploy 42.5 km (26.4 miles) of 33-kV inter-array cables for the project. Installation activities are scheduled to be completed in the second half of this year.
The Westermost Rough wind park, currently in the early stages of construction, will be located off the coast of Yorkshire, northeastern England. The facility will be using 35 of Siemens' (ETR:SIE) 6-MW turbines. Offshore construction works are to begin in the first half of 2014, while commercial operations are slated for the first half of 2015.
Once up and running, the complex will be able to generate more than 800 GWh of electricity per year, enough to supply about 200,000 households, the developer calculates.
At the end of March, the UK's Green Investment Bank (GIB) unveiled a deal to acquire a 50% combined interest in the Westermost Rough wind scheme in partnership with Japan’s Marubeni Corp (TYO:8002). GIB’s contribution in the GBP-500-million (USD 848m/EUR 626m) deal amounted to GBP 241 million for a 25% stake.
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