Trelleborg to make cable protection systems for HornSea 2

Offshore wind park. Image by: ├śrsted A/S.

March 31 (Renewables Now) - Swedish engineering group Trelleborg AB (STO:TREL-B) on Tuesday announced it had secured a contract from Ørsted AS (CPH:ORSTED) to supply four integrated cable protection systems (CPS) for the 1.4-GW Hornsea 2 offshore wind project in the UK waters.

The company's applied technologies unit is to deliver its NjordGuard protection systems, which are designed to protect offshore wind farm and substation static power cables from over-bending, wear and tear and impact, in both monopile and J-tube applications.

Installation, removal or reuse of the NjordGuard CPS does not require divers or remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), instead a patented ball and groove connector technology can be used, Trelleborg said.

The Swedish company will manufacture the product at its facility in the North of England. Project engineering works will start immediately, while installation is due in 2021.

The HornSea 2 offshore wind farm will be located in the North Sea, 89 kilometres (55.3 miles) off the Yorkshire coast. It will feature 165 wind turbines, capable of powering up over 1.3 million homes. The wind farm is expected to start running in 2022.

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