ScottishPower Renewables has selected Nexans’ submarine cables to supply power onshore from the new 714MW East Anglia ONE offshore windfarm in the UK.

Under the terms of the €180m contract, Nexans will deliver and install two 85km three-core submarine cables with embedded fibre optics. The company will also provide accompanying accessories.

Nexans' subsea energy system business line executive vice-president Vincent Dessale said: “We are looking forward to being part of such an exciting project to develop East Anglia.

“With our recent experience on other UK offshore windfarm projects, such as Hywind and Beatrice, we are perfectly suited to partner with ScottishPower Renewables on the East Anglia ONE project.”

The €3bn East Anglia ONE windfarm will feature 102 turbines, with a capacity to generate enough power to cater to the electricity needs of approximately 500,000 UK households.

Scheduled to be completed in 2020, the offshore wind facility helps to boost the economy of the East Anglia region along with supporting thousands of job opportunities.

"The East Anglia One project will create thousands of jobs in the region."

Nexans' submarine high-voltage power cables sales manager Morten Langnes said: “The East Anglia One project will create thousands of jobs in the region, as well as for suppliers in the UK.

“We are committed to supporting both sustainable energy and the local economy.”

Under the deal, Nexans will type test, manufacture, and deploy cables and accessories across the 300km² East Anglia ONE site. The contract also includes provisions for pre-installation survey and cable protection by burying.

Nexans will start delivering the cables in summer next year.

Nexans has subcontracted the Netherlands-based company DeepOcean to carry out transport and installation work, which will cover all marine installation activities, including crossings and cable protection.