Dong Energy Gunfleet Sands Phase 3 Offshore Windfarm
The third phase of the Gunfleet Sands Offshore Windfarm is set 12km off the UK’s Essex coast.
JDR was awarded a contract by DONG Energy to supply inter array cables, export cables and termination systems for the Gunfleet Sands project. Installed in autumn 2012, these JDR-developed cables have enabled the first utilisation of two Siemens Wind Power’s 6MW wind turbines.
JDR was chosen as a key partner on this project due to our flexible approach and ability to offer a fast track response and delivery. The scope of work included the engineering, design and manufacture of over 12km of 33kV subsea inter array and export cables. These cables incorporated JDR’s proprietary hang-off and termination systems plus our new fully qualified rigid cable repair joint. These products are specifically designed to improve flexibility and reliability and to minimise installation costs.
The overall approach enabled JDR to provide the essential links between individual large scale turbines and the onshore substation.
The Export and Inter Array cables were manufactured at JDR’s Hartlepool manufacturing facility. This advanced manufacturing plant is alongside a deep water port with immediate access to North Sea shipping lanes.