Hengtong Secures WindFloat Atlantic Export Cables Contract

Image Source: Principle Power

Hengtong has been awarded a contract to design, manufacture and install the submarine power cable systems for the first pre-commercial floating offshore wind farm in Port.

The Shanghai-listed energy and telecom cable systems specialist secured the contract from REN – Rede Electrica Nacional, the operator of transmission grids in Portugal.

The contract is to construct and install an 18-kilometer 150kV submarine cable connection in a region said to be prone to high winds with complicated seabed and landing situations off the shore of coastal city of Viana do Castelo.

It is the vital link for the WindFloat Atlantic project connecting it to the onshore Grid. WindFloat Atlantic and its export subsea cable system are supported by various Portuguese government departments, including the Ministry of the Energy and the Ministry of the Sea, and companies such as Energias de Portugal (EDP), as well as EU Funds.

Li Ziwei, executive president of Hengtong Energy Industry Group, stated: “The cable contract for connecting the WindFloat Atlantic floating offshore wind farm to the onshore grid is an important technological milestone for Hengtong as it marks our first project for a floating offshore wind farm.

“The European market is of strategic significance to Hengtong Group’s globalization. We understand it is the high-end market which requires high standard, thus, Hengtong will team up with some of the best local European companies to execute the project.”

Share this article

Follow Subsea World News

Events>

<< Dec 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5

M&CCE Expo Marine & Coastal Civil Engineering 2020

This conferences, events, demos, and competitions provide a productive background buzz throughout M&CCE…

read more >

Underwater Intervention (UI) 2020

Underwater Intervention Conference is a conference where oil and gas industry professionals, senior decision…

read more >

Subsea Expo 2020

Subsea Expo is the world’s largest subsea exhibition and conference and is completely free to attend.

read more >

Oceanology International 2020

Exhibitors from industry, government and research institutions share their knowledge and come…

read more >