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Ørsted awards cable contract for Hornsea 3

4C Offshore | Kaitlin Walsh
By: Kaitlin Walsh 24/08/2023 Ørsted

Ørsted has awarded the cable landing works contract for the Hornsea 3 project to North Lincolnshire firm AMS Trenchless.

AMS Trenchless, based in Scunthorpe, will undertake specialist works at the landfall site at Weybourne, North Norfolk, where the offshore and onshore cables meet.

AMS Trenchless will use method of installing called Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD), which is a way of installing ducting, pipes and cables beneath existing infrastructure without disruption. AMS Trenchless will install underground cable ducts that allow export cables to be pulled to land from a jack-up barge without disrupting the existing sea defences or needing to use trenches.

This contract builds upon the existing relationship between Ørsted and AMS Trenchless after the successful works for both Hornsea 1 and Hornsea 2 offshore wind projects.

Hornsea 3 has a capacity of approximately 2,852 MW and will consist of up to 231 offshore wind turbines. The project will be located around 120 kilometres off the Norfolk coast and 160 kilometres off the Yorkshire coast. Hornsea 3 will be capable of producing enough low-cost, clean, renewable electricity to over 3 million homes in the UK. The project is currently working towards taking a Final Investment Decision (FID).

Luke Bridgman, Hornsea 3 Senior Project Director, said: “After successful collaborations with AMS Trenchless on the Hornsea 1 and Hornsea 2 projects, we look forward to AMS utilizing their specialist expertise and understanding of gigawatt-scale projects to deliver further great work on Hornsea 3.

"Orsted and our key supply chain partners continue to engage with local suppliers to deliver this ground-breaking project, with this announcement today further testament to our commitment to support the further growth of the UK supply chain.”

Matt Waterson, AMS Trenchless Operations Director, added: “AMS are delighted to have been awarded the cable landing package for Hornsea 3. AMS have a long-standing relationship with Ørsted, having previously completed directional drilling works to land offshore cables on both Hornsea 1 and Hornsea 2 projects. We would like to thank Ørsted for the award and very much looking forward to working together again on Hornsea 3.”


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