JDR has been awarded a contract by DONG Energy to supply subsea power cables for the Hornsea Project One.
With a total capacity of 1.2 gigawatts (GW), Hornsea Project One will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm and the first to exceed 1 GW capacity. The project is located 120 kilometres (km) off the Yorkshire coast and will meet the electricity needs of well over 1 million UK homes.
The contract – which is the largest array cable award in JDR’s history – will see the company design and manufacture 242km of array cables, covering two thirds of the total wind farm capacity. JDR will also provide terminations, hang-off arrangements and additional accessories as well as services at the site.
JDR CEO, David Currie, says: “This contract award demonstrates our leadership position in the array cable market and is the second award to date for JDR under our partnership agreements with DONG Energy. Our collaboration is encouraging technology development to support technical and commercial cost reduction, which is a critical element of our long-term strategy. We are proud to play a key role in this world-leading infrastructure project and continue our dedicated support to ensuring success for DONG Energy.”
Richard Turner, COO of JDR, adds: “Hornsea Project One is a major milestone for JDR as it is the largest array cable contract award in our history. It is also a significant step towards the Government’s aspirations to increase the role of renewable energy in the UK’s energy mix.”
JDR will manufacture the cables at its state-of-the-art facility in Hartlepool, UK, with batch deliveries scheduled for Q3 2018 and Q2 2019.