TFKable and VolkerInfra Land Moray East Cable Contract
The TFKable Group and VolkerInfra have won a contract to provide the onshore high voltage cable for the 950MW Moray East offshore wind farm in Scotland.
Siemens is in charge of connecting the offshore wind farm to the Scottish grid.
TFKable Group’s HV production plant in Bydgoszcz, Poland will manufacture the 220kV cable, with the production scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2019.
The cable will be produced and tested on site in Bydgoszcz and delivered to the Scottish coast through a drum rotation system which will see a total of 270 drums delivered throughout the first three quarters of 2019.
VolkerInfra will carry out the installation works connecting the wind farm to the National Grid at the onshore substation at New Deer in Aberdeenshire.
“We had no doubts that TFKable Group is a trusted and dedicated partner for this project. Therefore, from the perspective of the experience of cooperation, I am sure that the stages will be implemented as planned. The long-term partnership with Siemens is also a great comfort,” said Peter Cooke, Technical Development Director, VolkerInfra.
VolkerInfra’s works also include three 220kV circuits and multiple 66kV connections for three offshore transformer modules. This is the second 220kV project delivered to VolkerInfra for Siemens Transmission by TFKable Group.
“The effects of our cooperation have already been appreciated, nevertheless I am pleased that the next demanding undertaking is ahead of us. We are especially confident in the ability of our own work results, i.e. the supply of high-quality cables at the Bydgoszcz production plant and our outstanding competence in engineering and installation works,” said Wojtek Skoczylas, Sales Director at TFKable Group.
Moray East, scheduled to be completed in 2022, has received a 15-year Contract for Difference with a strike price of GBP 57.5/MWh. The wind farm, located 22 kilometers off the Aberdeenshire coast, will comprise 100 MHI Vestas 9.5MW wind turbines.
The Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Limited consortium, the developer of the wind farm, is owned by EDPR (43.3%), Diamond Green Limited, and ENGIE (23.3%).