DONG Energy Wind Power has contracted Nexans to supply and terminate a total of 139 km of three-phase subsea cable for the first of three construction phases of the Hornsea Project One wind farm, located off the Yorkshire coast.
The 34 kV cables of latest generation will be used for inter-linking a total of 58 wind turbines and connecting them to the offshore transformer station.
This first stage of the wind farm, on which construction began in January, is expected to be operational within approximately three years and to produce 406 MW (1.2 GW for all three construction stages). The supply and termination of the Nexans cable will begin in spring 2018 and should be completed around a year later.
This deal is part of a framework agreement for offshore array cabling between DONG and Nexans and will see the supply of cable and accessories, as well as installation, for Hornsea Project One. In addition, the teams from Nexans will install the internal cabling of all three transformer stations for Hornsea Project One in their building yards.