Pfisterer has won a contract for the supply of the 220kV land cable accessories for the grid connection of the 950MW Moray East offshore wind farm in Scotland.
The company won the contract in cooperation with the cable manufacturer TELE-FONIKA Kable and the international cable and pipeline installation contractor VolkerInfra.
Pfisterer will supply the 220kV CONNEX pluggable cable connections for the offshore substation. The CONNEX system consists of a 100 % dry termination which pairs with an epoxy socket. From the transition joint bays the Pfisterer MSA one-piece slip on joints will be used along with the corresponding link boxes for the entire 34km cable route. Arriving at the New Deer onshore substation Pfisterer's Outdoor Sealing Ends (ESS terminations) will be used to connect to the overhead bus bar.
"Many of our products are integrated and in conjunction with the services of our partners they are combined to form a high-quality system solution on the power transmission chain from the offshore substation to the overhead lines on land. Technologies from our plants in Germany and Switzerland are used and many colleagues of the PTS Cable division are involved. We look forward to an effective cooperation with TELE-FONIKA Kable and VolkerInfra on such a key project, " said Karl McFadden, project manager of Pfisterer UK.
The Moray East wind farm is being constructed 22km off the coast in Moray Firth, covering an area of 295km2. The electricity will be generated by 100 MHI Vestas 9.5MW wind turbines which will be connected via several converter stations to a 66kV array network. The voltage level will be boosted up to 220kV for transmission back to shore via the export cables.
The Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Limited consortium is currently owned by EDPR (43.3%), Diamond Green Limited, which is partly owned by DGE (33.4%), and ENGIE (23.3%).