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East Anglia THREE HVDC cable contract confirmed with NKT


ScottishPower Renewables (SPR) has confirmed the contract for the high-voltage DC (HVDC) export power cable system for its 1.4GW East Anglia THREE offshore windfarm with supplier NKT.


The turnkey contract, with a contract value in excess of €250m in market prices, comprises the design, manufacturing and installation of the complete 320 kV HVDC export power cable system.

East Anglia THREE will follow the same cable corridor as SPR’s flagship offshore windfarm – East Anglia ONE – meaning there is no need to create new cable trenches.

Managing Director for the East Anglia Hub offshore windfarms, Ross Ovens, said: “At ScottishPower, we’re committed to generating more homegrown green electricity in the UK for the UK, and East Anglia THREE will be a huge part of that.

“The confirmation of the cable contract with NKT is yet another important milestone as we progress the construction programme for this major project, which will be the world’s second largest windfarm when completed in 2026. We look forward to working with NKT to bring it to life and help deliver a cleaner, greener and better future, quicker.”

NKT President and CEO, Claes Westerlind said: “We are very pleased to confirm the award with ScottishPower Renewables and we look forward to contributing to the project with our HVDC turnkey capabilities and knowhow. Offshore wind is key for the green transition of the power supply and with the potential to supply over one million UK homes with renewable offshore wind energy, East Anglia THREE is an important step in connecting a greener world.”

East Anglia THREE will be constructed in the southern North Sea, 69km offshore from Great Yarmouth on the Norfolk coast and is part of the East Anglia zone.

Its 95 flagship 14.7MW turbines will have a combined capacity of 1,400MW, generating enough green electricity to power the equivalent of more than 1.3million homes.

The project will support more than 2,300 jobs during the two-year construction period and over 100 roles in operation and maintenance over the lifetime of the windfarm.

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