General – electrification
A consortium composed of Jan de Nul Group and Samsung C&T has won a HVDC cable installation and convertors package contract to help with the electrification of all Abu Dhabi National Oil Company’s (ADNOC’s) offshore production facilities.
The deal with a joint venture of Korea Electric Power Corporation, EDF and Kyushu Electric Power is for the ADNOC-TAQA Lightning Project, which will bring electricity generated by solar and nuclear power to the offshore facilities.
Jan de Nul will be in charge of the design, installation, burial and protection of two cable clusters of almost 1000km in total, connecting the islands Al Ghallan and Das in the Arabian Gulf to the onshore converter stations at Al Mirfa and Shuweihat in Abu Dhabi.
The two cable links are part of the larger Lightning Project of the ADNOC and the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) that will connect Abu Dhabi’s onshore electricity grid to all ADNOC’s offshore production facilities.
The consortium’s contract value is $3bn, which $725m is for Jan de Nul’s scope.
The first cable cluster, connecting Das Island to shore, will comprise three 400kV subsea cables of 135km each.
The second cluster, connecting Al Ghallan island to shore, concerns four 320kV submarine cables of 125km each.
Commissioning of the project is scheduled for 2025.