Gwynt y Mor cables hit land

Turbine work at Gwynt y Mor

Turbine work at Gwynt y Mor

All four export cables are in place at the UK's 576MW Gwynt y Mor offshore wind farm, representing another milestone for the €2bn ($2.6bn) project off the coast of North Wales.

The four export cables – made by Germany-based NKT Cables – will flow electricity from two substations 12km off the coast to the beach at Pensarn.

The power will then be delivered via underground lines to a new onshore substation at St. Asaph. RWE awarded the export-cable installation work to Global Marine Systems in early 2012.

However, last September Global Marine’s energy division was acquired by Italy’s Prysmian, which assumed responsibility for the Gwynt y Mor. The Cable Enterprise installation vessel – which received a £28m ($42m) overhaul under Log in to read complete article.

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