AMS No-Dig to Supply Cable Ducts for World’s Largest OWF

DONG Energ today awarded a contract to the UK company AMS No-Dig for the design, supply and install cable ducts for the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm.

Photo: DONG Energy

AMS No-Dig will supply and install three cable ducts approximately 200 metres long under the sea defence at Horseshoe Bay, south of Grimsby. The offshore export cables will be pulled through these ducts and then connected to the onshore cable to provide a seamless connection into the national grid.

The work is scheduled to take place in 2017.

Duncan Clark, Programme Director for Hornsea Project One at DONG Energy, said: “The cable ducts being designed, supplied and safely installed by a company based locally in Scunthorpe is really encouraging and sends out a positive messages to the rest of the UK supply chain.”

John Moss, AMS No-Dig Operations Director, said: “The scope of AMS No-Dig works includes the installation of three large diameter ducts beneath a sea defence to ensure cables can be fed to the offshore element of the project whilst mitigating the environmental impact of the works to the local area.”

AMS No-Dig will utilise horizontal directional drilling (HDD) techniques in order to accurately install the landfall cable ducts for Hornsea Project One.