Draka will also provide a range of accessories, and direct load out to a vessel from its Drammen factory. The company’s subsea power cables are now being produced from its newly expanded production facility in Drammen, Norway.

Martin Dale, commercial director of subsea at Draka Offshore, said: “The selection of Draka for providing subsea power cables further validates the quality and performance of our products in extreme under-water conditions.

“Our subsea cables have delivered outstanding performance in oil and gas which has helped us quickly gain status as a reliable supplier in the offshore renewable energy field.”

Stuart Baird, operations director of EMEC, said: “Wave and tidal energy is a very powerful source of renewable energy and a very challenging environment for equipment and systems. We need vendors like Draka who can deliver quality products and services that can stand up to the elements over time.”

The cables will be used to extend the EMEC test sites to create three new grid-connected berths, two at the tidal test site and another at the wave test site.