Korean Cable Maker Wins Yunlin Contract

The South Korean LS Cable & System has won a contract to manufacture submarine power cables for the Yunlin offshore wind farm in Taiwan.

Source: Van Oord

The company will supply 170km of 66kV cables under the contract, which marks the first secured by a Korean cable maker for the Taiwanese market.

Seaway Offshore Cables (SOC) recently secured a substantial contract to supply and install the export and inter-array grid cable systems at the project, as well as provide the pre-installation of horizontal drilling conduits, submarine cable route surveys, post-lay trenching, and termination and testing services.

The Yunlin offshore wind farm will comprise 80 8MW turbines of which half will be commissioned by 2020 and the remainder the year after.

The 640MW project is being developed by the wpd group some 8km off the coast of the Yunlin County within the Taiwan Strait, with Van Oord acting as the preferred contractor.