NKT cables receives award for offshore U.K. wind farm project

Greater Gabbard wind farm

Greater Gabbard wind farm

NKT cables has won the order for delivery and installation of the export cable system for the Galloper offshore wind farm in a consortium with VBMS, a Dutch marine contractor.

A press release said that the contract, which was estimated to be worth 53 million euros, calls for NKT to supply 94 km of 132 kV high-voltage submarine cables. Cable for the first project phase is to be delivered ready for installation in late 2016, with the remainder available for the second and last phase ready for installation in 2017.

The order for Galloper consolidates our position as a leading power cables supplier for offshore wind farm projects,” said NKT cables CEO Michael Hedegaard Lyng. “The offshore market is one of nkt cables’ strategic focus areas and is characterized by a high level of activity. It is a market which holds attractive prospects for us in the coming years, and it constitutes a key element in our recently launched EXCELLENCE 2020 strategy.”

The Galloper offshore wind farm, the release said, will have a capacity of up to 340 MW and will be sited in the Thames estuary, about 27 km off the coast of Suffolk, England. It will be located close to its existing sister project, Greater Gabbard, and is scheduled to commence operations in 2018.

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