ABERDEEN BAY

Scotland’s largest offshore wind test and demonstration facility

JDR has been awarded a contract by Boskalis Cables, to supply 66kV inter-array and export cables for Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC).

Located in Aberdeen Bay, the innovative 92.4MW, 11-turbine development is Scotland’s largest offshore wind test and demonstration facility. JDR will supply more than 20 kilometres of inter-array and export cables, including the first deployment of its 66kV technology, as well as associated accessories. The windfarm will be a centre for developing next generation offshore technologies to boost the industry’s drive towards competitive, clean power. First power generation is planned for 2018 with the scheme operating for 20 years.

JDR’s 66kV cable and accessories were fully qualified and type tested in early 2016. The qualification programme included cable development, high-voltage and full-scale wet-age testing, cable splicing, joints and connectors.

JDR’s 66kV cable development was originally supported by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (previously known as the Department of Energy and Climate Change) and more recently by the Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator.

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