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JDR to supply inter-array cables for Dudgeon offshore wind farm

U.K.-based JDR has won a contract with VBMS to supply more than 95 km of copper core inter-array cable as well as cable accessories for the Statoil/Statkraft Dudgeon offshore wind farm.

A press release said that the Dudgeon wind farm, located off the UK's Norfolk coast will two JDR designed inter-array cables; a 185-sq-mm copper conductor cable and a 500-sq mm copper conductor cable. Both cables, it said, will be XLPE insulated and type tested to IEC 60502-2 and CIGRE standards, and supplied in continuous lengths. The cables will be produced at the company's plants in Cambridgeshire and Hartlepool.

The Dudgeon offshore wind farm, the release said, is located 32 km off the U.K. coast in North Norfolk, at water depths of between 18 and 25 meters. With 67 x 6MW wind turbines, the farm is expected to create enough electricity to power more than 410,000 homes each year. JDR's inter-array cables, it said, will collect and transmit the generated power, prior to its export to mainland U.K. Construction is expected to start in 2015.

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