Draka Offshore, a provider of cabling solutions to offshore wind and subsea markets, has won an array cabling contract for the Walney 2 project in the UK from Dong Energy.
Under the terms of the contract, Draka will deliver approximately 60km of 36kV subsea power cable for use in the Walney 2 project. In addition to managing all logistics associated with delivering the subsea cable to the site, it will provide a range of accessories, coordinate installation of accessories and provide commissioning of the circuits.
The Walney project, located in the East Irish Sea, approximately 15km west of Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria, UK, will deliver renewable energy to more than 320,000 homes. The Walney 2 project consists of 51 – 3.6MW turbines, with cables buried to a depth of approximately 2mt. It will commence installation in the summer of next year.
Martin Dale, commercial director for subsea at Draka Offshore, said: “The Walney 2 project represents our first major wind farm project following our expansion. We have been delivering subsea power cables to the oil and gas and utility sectors for more than 30 years and this new project demonstrates our ability to deliver the same consistent quality for offshore wind.”
The Walney 1 and Walney 2 projects will be constructed sequentially, Dong Energy said.