French company Nexans has secured a power export cable supply contract from Irish energy company SSE Renewables for the Seagreen offshore wind farm project.
Under the contract, Nexans will be responsible for the design, manufacture and installation of onshore and offshore export cables at the Phase I development of the Seagreen project, currently under construction off the Angus coast.
Nexans Subsea and Land System Business Group senior executive vice-president Vincent Desale said: “We are delighted to receive this agreement from SSE and we are excited to be helping to bring the biggest windfarm in Scotland to life.”
Located in Scottish waters in the outer Firth of Forth and Firth of Tay, the Seagreen project is expected to increase Scotland’s renewable energy generation capacity significantly.
Phase I of the project includes ‘Alpha’ and ‘Bravo’ offshore wind farms and is expected to be equipped with a maximum of 120 turbines.
Expected to commence operations in 2024, the Alpha and Bravo wind farms together will have a combined capacity of 1,075MW.
Under the deal, Nexans will supply and install the three 65km offshore export cables and three 20km onshore export cables for the project.
Seagreen project director John Hill said: “We are pleased to announce Nexans as our preferred supplier to design, supply and install the onshore and offshore export cable.
“Nexans is one of the world leaders in this field and this agreement is a major step forward for the Seagreen project.”
Last November, Nexans won a €150m export cable system contract from Danish power company Ørsted for the Hornsea UK wind farm.