JDR nets Dudgeon cable deal

Cabling contractor JDR has scooped a new contract with VBMS for Britain's Dudgeon offshore wind farm.

The order for the 402MW Statoil-Statkraft development will see JDR supply more than 95km of copper core inter-array cable and a range of cable accessories, fabricated out of its UK bases in Cambridgeshire and Hartlepool, with VBMS handling installation duties.

The Dudgeon delivery will encompass two lines: a 185mm and a 500mmcopper conductor cable, along with pulling grips, hang-offs, connectors, fibre-optic patch panels and cable cleats. Both cables, being manufactured and supplied in continuous lengths, will be XLPE insulated and type-tested to IEC 60502-2 and CIGRE standards.

"The UK has led the global market for offshore wind developments. JDR has been involved right from the start with our work on the London Array and Greater Gabbard projects. We are now delighted to have been selected as inter-array cable partner for Dudgeon," says chief executive Andrew Norman.

Dudgeon, 32km off the coast of eastern England, will be built around 67 of Siemens' 6MW SWT-6.0-154 turbines installed in water depths of 18-25 metres. Construction is slated to start in 2015.