JDR wins contract for  Moray East wind farm project

Moray East offshore wind farm 

JDR, a subsea cable supplier owned by TFKable Group, has won a contract from Boskalis to provide the termination and testing of 100 array cables and two offshore substation interconnector cables for the Moray East offshore wind farm off the coast of Scotland.

This award comes in addition to the supply of the 200km of 66kV array cable and a range of termination accessories, which are currently being manufactured by JDR in its facility in Hartlepool, UK.

The scope of work includes the provision of technicians, tooling, and test equipment. JDR will perform procedures for the stripping of the armour protection, fitment of the permanent hang-offs, routing, cleating, electrical and fibre termination, including testing of the cables.

JDR will also carry out Damped AC testing of the substation interconnector cables.

Moray East, located 22km off the coast of Scotland in the Moray Firth, is a 950MW offshore windfarm that covers an area of 520 square km in water depths ranging from 37m to 57m.

The project is being developed by Moray Offshore Windfarm (East), a consortium of EDP Renewables (EDPR), Diamond Generating Europe (DGE) and Engie. This consortium contracted Boskalis for the supply and installation of the wind farm’s inter-array cables.

The termination and testing works are due to commence in November 2020 and continue until mid-2021, Neil Brown, head of Services at JDR, said.