Dong Energy has awarded a contract worth about €139m to nkt cables to support the 1.2GW Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm in the UK.
The contract requires nkt cables to deliver high-voltage submarine export cable system, which will link the central circuit of the wind farm with the mainland grid, and also to the other circuits through two offshore interlinks.
nkt cables will manufacture the cables in Cologne, Germany next year and will deliver for installation in early 2018.
nkt cables CEO Michael Hedegaard Lyng said: "The offshore market is a key segment in our EXCELLENCE 2020 strategy and the award of this order supports our view that it holds attractive prospects in the coming years. At the same time, the order ensures full visibility for 2017."
Since 2010 nkt cables provided high-voltage submarine power cables for 13 offshore wind farm projects in Central and Northern Europe.
Last week, ABB secured a contract worth over $250m to deliver cable systems that will transport electricity from the eastern and western circuit of the Hornsea Project One wind farm to the UK’s east coast.
Earlier this year, Dong Energy made final investment decision of the Hornsea Project One wind farm, which is in line with its goal to install 6.5GW of offshore wind by the end of this decade.
Hornsea Project One, which is expected to start services in 2020, is part of the Hornsea Offshore Wind Farm zone that has a maximum capacity of 4GW.
Located 120km off the Yorkshire coast, the project will employ Siemens 7.0MW wind turbine. It is expected to feature between 150 and 332 offshore wind turbines based on the size of the units selected.
Image: nkt cables will deliver 170 km of 220 kV high-voltage AC submarine export cable system for the Hornsea Project One wind farm. Photo: Courtesy of nkt cables.