Vattenfall has awarded the export cable contract for the Norfolk Vanguard Offshore Wind Farm in the U.K. to preferred supplier LS Cable & System (LS C&S).
A press release said that LS C&S is part of a consortium with DEME Offshore that includes design, engineering, procurement, manufacturing and testing of around 180 km of High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) export cables for the onshore route and around 320 km for the offshore route for the whole of the Norfolk Offshore Wind Zone, and the connection to the national transmission electricity grid.
Located 47 km off the Norfolk coast in the U.K., Vattenfall’s Norfolk Offshore Wind Zone will produce clean energy for more than four million households. The project will be executed in 2027 and 2028, and will involve a cable installation vessel, a trailing suction hopper dredger and a fallpipe vessel from the DEME fleet.
“We are pleased to announce the 320 kV offshore cable being supplied by LS Cable & System will be manufactured solely using renewable energy which is also certified by LS’s Environmental Product Declaration Certification,” said LS C&S Executive Hyungwon Kim.
“We’re delighted to have taken the next step with LS Cable & System and DEME Group who will provide the export cables for the whole Norfolk Offshore Wind Zone,” said Catrin Jung, head of Offshore Wind at Vattenfall. “This is a big milestone for the project which is vital to deliver fossil-free living within a generation.”
The news for LS C&S follows a recent contract award to provide export cables for the Norfolk Boreas Wind Farm. The contract includes the design, engineering, procurement, manufacturing and testing, of around 360 HVDC.
Of note, last November Vattenfall’s Norfolk Offshore Wind Zone won the National Infrastructure Planning Association’s (NIPA) Best Project award.