DeepOcean, based in Darlington, has won a contract to transport and install cables for DONG Energy’s Hornsea Project One wind farm.
Located 120 km off the Yorkshire Coast, Hornsea Project One will have a capacity of over one gigawatt (GW), and will be capable of supplying electricity to over one million homes.
Duncan Clark, Hornsea Project One director, said: “Throughout this project we’ve worked hard to ensure as much value as possible is realized by UK businesses. Today’s announcement further demonstrates both the UK’s ability to supply the offshore wind industry, and DONG Energy’s continuing commitment to investing in the UK.”
The contract was signed in Grimsby at a supply chain event held by DONG Energy to connect with potential new local suppliers., DeepOcean noted.
DeepOcean’s commercial director for cables & trenching, Pierre Boyde, said: “After our awards on the Race Bank & Walney Extension projects we are delighted to be further developing our relationship with DONG Energy. We have invested heavily in class leading installation and trenching technology with a strong focus on both safety and productivity. This award will safeguard 150 jobs in Darlington and the surrounding area as well as enabling us to offer significant opportunities to the UK supply chain.”