JDR to test and terminate Moray East cables

In: CablesWindfarms
JDR has secured a contract with Boskalis to provide the termination and testing of 100 array cables and two offshore substation interconnector cables for the Moray East offshore wind farm off the coast of Scotland.

This award comes in addition to the supply of the 200 km of 66kV array cable and a range of termination accessories, which are currently being manufactured by JDR in its facility in Hartlepool, UK. The scope of work includes the provision of technicians, tooling, and test equipment. JDR will perform procedures for the stripping of the armour protection, fitment of the permanent hang-offs, routing, cleating, electrical and fibre termination, including testing of the cables. As part of this contract, JDR will also carry out Damped AC testing of the substation interconnector cables.

The termination and testing works are due to commence in November 2020 and continue until mid-2021.  

Neil Brown, Head of Services at JDR, commented: “We’re delighted to announce this contract win as this is our first-time providing termination and testing to Boskalis. This project win continues our increasing track record in the offshore installation market which is very important to us. It’s a testament to the sheer hard work and diligence of our offshore teams who continue to produce high service levels for offshore projects such as this one.”

Located 22 km off the coast of Scotland in the Moray Firth,
Moray East, is a 950 MW offshore wind farm that covers an area of 520 square km in water depths ranging from 37 to 57 metres. Construction work for commenced on the 18th May 2019. The project is due to start generating power in 2021 with full operations in 2022. It will feature 100 MHI Vestas V164-9.5 MW turbines and three offshore substations.

The project is being developed by Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Ltd, a consortium of EDP Renewables (EDPR), Diamond Generating Europe (DGE) and Engie. Consent for construction of the wind farm was granted in 2016 and the project won a contract for difference in 2017, at £57.50 per MWh.

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