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UK outfit JDR Cables has been contracted by DEME Offshore to provide array cabling and accessories for the 487MW Seamade offshore wind farm off the coast of Belgium.
Under the terms of the deal, JDR will design, manufacture and deliver 78.1km of wires and a range of accessories, including repair joints and connectors.
The cables, which will connect the 58 Siemens Gamesa 8.4MW turbines, will be assembled in JDR’s Hartlepool facility, with delivery expected by the end of 2019.
JDR sales manager Robert Weeks said: “We are extremely proud to have won this competitive tender through our track-record of delivering market-leading cable technology to the offshore wind industry.
“To date we have supplied over 1500km of cables globally which is a fantastic achievement that is down to the quality of our products and the expertise of our people.
“And we are thrilled to say we are playing a part in Belgium’s largest offshore wind farm.
“As an organisation we are really looking forward to collaborating with DEME Offshore on this impressive project, which will provide power from renewable energy to a substantial amount of homes in Belgium.”
Seamade is being developed by a consortium of Otary (70%), Electrabel (17.5%) and Eneco Wind Belgium (12.5%).
It is expected to be operational by next year.