Franco-Scottish Consortium Gets SEM-REV Contract

Subsea cable and connector specialist Hydro Group, alongside its French regional partner Wenex Equipments, last year formed a Franco-Scottish consortium which has led to the group securing a £2.5million/€3.5million contract.

The project involves manufacturing and installation of the array cabling infrastructure on the SEM-REV marine renewable energy project 16 nautical miles offshore the city of Le Croisic on the French Atlantic coast.

Awarded by Ecole Centrale Nates (ECN), the six month contract, that started earlier this year, brings together a group of companies led by ETPO (contract’s owner) comprising of Hydro Group, ETPO, Assystem, PSM, Tetis and Flowline Specialists. Hydro Group will install its marine renewable connectors, Hydro Bond Renewable Connector (HRC), and Power Distribution Hub (PDH) at the site later this year, the company informed.

Graham Wilkie, Sales Director at Hydro Group, said: “The project is a key offshore wave energy test site, and the consortium brings together first-class equipment, technology and expertise, all recognised by ECN as offering significant benefit and flexibility to its facility.”

The consortium will supply and install the array cable, multi connection hub and interconnection necessary for the deployment of a network of floating and wave energy generating devices, with Hydro Group supplying and supporting the installation of the array cable and connector sub-system for the wave energy test facility.

The consortium will also be working together with an additional Scottish supplier, Flowline Specialists, which will support the marine operations with cable handling and deployment equipment.

Wilkie continued: “We’re delighted to be part of this key project, and believe that showcasing our capabilities in a joint venture will enable us to further build on our global success as a market leader in subsea manufacture and solutions for international marine and renewable customers.”

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