JDR wins Leucate Floating Offshore wind project in France
: Hartlepool UK: JDR, the global subsea cable supplier, owned by the TFKable Group, has been awarded a contract to supply, test and terminate the 66kV dynamic cables in consortium with SDI, part of the DEME Group for the Leucate floating wind farm. The consortium were awarded the contract by Réseau de Transport d’Électricité (RTE) and Eoliennes Flottantes du Golfe du Lion’s (EFGL), a consortium comprising Engie, EDP Renewables, and Caisse des Dépôts. Once completed, Leucate will be one of the largest offshore floating wind farms in France.
Located off the coast of the Leucate-Le Barcarès area, the demonstration floating wind farm will feature three V164-10.0 MW wind turbines, in water depths of 65 to 80 metres. JDR will design and manufacture the dynamic and static cables to connect the floating turbines to the shore, where they will connect to a grid at Saint-Laurent de la Salanque. SDI will undertake the overall delivery and installation of the cables provided by JDR.
JDR’s ‘wet design’ 66kV cable removes the need for a lead radial water barrier – the component most susceptible to dynamic fatigue due to the movement of a floating turbine. In addition, the specially designed breakaway system will then protect the floating platform in the unlikely event of a mooring line failure in harsh weather conditions.
Wojtek Skoczylas, CSO at JDR Cables, commented: “The floating offshore wind market is accelerating at a rapid pace. As waters get deeper, innovations in 66kV dynamic cables like ours will be required to meet demand. It’s an exciting time for the industry and subsea cable technology! We’re delighted to have won this project and to be again working in close partnership with the DEME group, having collaborated on many previous projects.”
The cables will be manufactured at JDR’s state-of-the-art facility in Hartlepool, UK in 2022 before being shipped to France for installation in 2022.
The contract comes as part of France’s target to have up to 12.4 GW of fixed-bottom and floating offshore wind capacity either in operation or under development by the end of 2028.
About JDR Cable Systems
JDR’s world-leading solutions bring power and control to energy systems in the global offshore oil, gas and renewable industries. For more than 25 years, we have built our success on our technical expertise and reliability. Every market we enter, every customer we serve, and every project we deliver benefits from exactly the same dedication to technical quality, service and support.
In designing, manufacturing, delivering, installing, and supporting subsea power cables and umbilical systems, our engineers and manufacturers are committed to providing products and services of the highest quality. We deliver consistently reliable solutions through our specialist engineering and experienced project management teams. Our 24/7 service and support throughout the product lifecycle meets even the most complex and demanding project requirements.
About TFKable Group
TFKable Group is a leading global producer of wires and cables, with major production facilities in Europe and sales offices globally. With their HQ in Poland, TFKable Group employs approximately 4,000 people and consists of several trading companies, with a significant number of production plants around Europe and a Cable Waste Recycling Department in Poland. TFKable Group offers 25,000 types of wires and cables, which are sold in 80 countries. With a consistent growth strategy based on client portfolio diversification, TFKable Group has cemented its position as a world leader in the cable business, with significant further development potential.