Norfolk Vanguard awards export cable contract

4C Offshore | Kaitlin Walsh
By: 09/12/2022 Vattenfall

Vattenfall has announced that it has signed a contract with preferred bidders, DEME Group and LS Cable & System, for export cables for the
Norfolk Vanguard offshore wind farm. This decision follows a recent agreement for DEME and LS Cable & System to deliver the export cables for the sister project, Norfolk Boreas.

Around 180km of High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) onshore export cables and around 320km offshore cables will be provided by the consortium for the whole of the Norfolk Offshore Wind Zone and will be connected to the national transmission electricity grid.

Vattenfall has reduced the impact on the local area and made the project more sustainable by choosing HVDC cables, allowing the company to cut the cable route by a third.

Catrin Jung, Head of Offshore Wind at Vattenfall, said: "We're delighted to have taken the next step with LS Cable & System and DEME Group who will provide the export cables for the whole Norfolk Offshore Wind Zone. This is a big milestone for the project which is vital to deliver fossil-free living within a generation."

Philip Scheers, Business Unit Director at DEME Offshore, said: "We are very proud that Vattenfall has again chosen to partner DEME and LS Cable & System for this scope and that we will ultimately provide the export cables for the entire Norfolk Offshore Wind Zone.
"DEME is doing its utmost to achieve net zero emissions and it is fantastic to stand shoulder to shoulder with pioneers such as Vattenfall, who shares our vision for a sustainable world."

Mr. Hyungwon Kim, LS Cable and System Executive, said: "We are pleased to announce the 320kV DC XLPE offshore cable being supplied by LS Cable and System will be manufactured solely with renewable energy which is also certified by LS's Environmental Product Declaration Certification.
"We would like to thank our client Vattenfall and our partner DEME Offshore with whom we look forward to working to bring clean, green energy to the UK from British offshore wind."

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