NKT has commissioned the high-voltage cable system on the 659MW Walney Extension offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea.
For NKT, the scope of works included the delivery of more than 139km of submarine cables and the commissioning of the 220kV HVAC cable systems.
NKT has designed, manufactured and commissioned the two 220kV extruded export cable systems as well as an underground cable system connecting the wind farm to the onshore power grid. All 220kV joints and terminations were also supplied and installed by NKT.
''We are proud to be part of the ambitious project generating renewable energy in UK and we have seen great collaboration with Ørsted and other suppliers to the Walney Extension. In NKT, we are committed to the sustainable development of the global energy production, and this project reinforces our position as a leading provider of advanced high-voltage cable solutions connecting offshore wind parks to the power grid,'' said Executive Vice President Andreas Berthou, who is responsible for high-voltage cable solutions in NKT.
When fully operational later this year, Walney Extension will become the world’s largest offshore wind farm.