JDR has agreed on a contract with Boskalis to provide the termination and testing of 100 array cables and two offshore substation interconnector cables for the Moray East offshore wind farm off the coast of Scotland.
This award secures further UK content for the Project and comes in addition to the supply of the 200km of 66kV array cable and a range of termination accessories, which are currently being manufactured by JDR in its state-of-the-art facility in Hartlepool, UK.
The scope of work includes the provision of technicians, tooling, and test equipment. JDR will perform procedures for the stripping of the armour protection, fitment of the permanent hang-offs, routing, cleating, electrical and fibre termination, including testing of the cables. As part of this contract JDR will also carry out Damped AC testing of the substation interconnector cables.
With the contracting of JDR for both the cable supply and the termination and testing works Boskalis will benefit from the continuity from production to installation, ensuring the integrity of the cables through final commissioning until energisation. The reduction in interfaces will also ensure a slicker operation and clearer scope demarcation.
The termination and testing works are due to commence in November 2020 and continue until mid-2021.