Nexans has been picked to supply the onshore and offshore export cables for the 860MW Moray West offshore wind project off Scotland.
Subject to award of a contract for difference in 2022 and financial close, the project, in which Ocean Winds is a main shareholder, will feature Nexans’ high voltage alternating current (HVAC) cabling.
Project execution will be supported by the experienced personnel from the Nexans office in Edinburgh.
The wind turbines will connect to two offshore substation platforms (OSPs).
Nexans’ 220kV cabling will be installed and buried from each OSP along the full route to the project specific onshore substation.
The project substation will be built at Whitehillock, near Keith in Moray.
Buried 400kV cables will connect the project substation to the National Grid electricity transmission system at Blackhillock, Keith.
Project director for Moray West, Adam Morrison, said: “The decision to select Nexans was made after an extensive procurement process.
“Nexans has a strong track record and we are delighted to work with them on the next Ocean Winds project, Moray West.
“Nexans will deliver more world class high voltage cable for Moray West to ensure the project can reliably export green electricity to consumers across the UK.”
The Moray West project team is working with Nexans to maximise the potential for the regional supply chain to secure subcontracts, primarily supporting the onshore construction, including through “meet the buyer” events.