The Dogger Bank wind farm construction team has announced the start of its offshore construction work with the installation of the first length of HVDC export cable off the coast of Yorkshire, UK.
Cable supplier NKT uses its cable laying vessel NKT Victoria to install the 320kV DC submarine cable system.
NKT is currently installing the Coastal Dogger Bank A cable to connect the first phase of the wind farm over 130km off the coast to a landing point at Ulrome in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
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Dogger Bank Wind Farm, a joint venture between SSE Renewables, Equinor and Eni Plénitude, is being built in three phases called A, B and C.
Phase A work will continue through 2022, with work commencing on the export cables for Dogger Bank B and C in the coming years.
According to SSE Renewables, Dogger Bank Wind Farm will be the first HVDC connected wind farm in the UK.
Dogger Bank Wind Farm Project Manager Steve Wilson said: “This is an exciting time for everyone involved in this project as we celebrate the installation of the first safe nearshore HVDC export cable. and on time.
“With the first foundations due to be installed later this year and the first turbines scheduled for installation in 2023, we are now well on our way to securing first power from this unrivaled global renewable energy asset. .”
Darren Fennell, Project Delivery Manager at NKT, said: “As a long-term high voltage DC technology partner to Equinor, Eni Plénitude and SSE, NKT is delighted to have reached the installation phase of the Coastal cables Dogger Bank A. The overall project is essential for the continued European focus on increasing the use of renewable energy sources and we look forward to successfully completing the cable installations”.