Humber Gateway Offshore Windfarm


Cable in ABB cable tankHumber Gateway Offshore Windfarm 2012-15

We successfully managed the installation of array cable and export cable between the 230 MW windfarm, comprising 73 Vestas V112 3MW turbines.

We were initially contracted to provide submarine cable engineering to the export cable installation package. We were asked to also take on project management in 2013. The assignment was expanded in 2014 to encompass array cable burial and further expanded to include 60% of the array cable laying, substation cable pulling and export cable tail installation. The project was completed in 2015 and ongoing work also includes Offshore Transmission Owner (OFTO) transfer of the export cable to Balfour Beatty, which is expected to take place in 2016.

The 230 MW windfarm comprises 73 Vestas V112 3MW turbines connected to an offshore substation with 77 x 400 & 150sqmm array cables, manufactured by NSW. The substation is connected to the grid via 2 x 17km 132kV 630sqmm copper export cables, manufactured by ABB, Sweden. Array cable installation was started by EoN and completed by Siem, Fugro and VBMS early 2015. Export cable was installed by VBMS in 2013 and connected to the substation in winter 2014. Included OFTO transfer to Balfour Beatty.

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