Wind Energy – Cable Installation
Orient Cable has been awarded a € 240 million contract for a 1 GW offshore wind project developed by Guangdong Energy in Yangjiang, Guangdong Province, China.
The EPCI contract includes the supply, engineering, transportation, installation, and pre-commissioning of two 60-kilometre-long 500 kV 3-core export cables.
According to Orient Cable, the project marks the world’s first commercial application of the 500 kV HVAC subsea cable on an offshore wind farm.
The project, located in deep waters offshore Guangdong Province, comprises two phases: the 600 MW Yuedian Yangjiang Qingzhou 1 and the 400 MW Yuedian Yangjiang Qingzhou 2.
Once fully commissioned in 2023, the two wind farms will provide 3.6 TWh of clean power annually, saving 1.05 million tonnes of coal consumption and reducing 2.78 million tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.