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31 Dec 2021

Jan De Nul and Samsung Secure HVDC Cable Installation Contract in UAE

31 Dec 2021  by   

A consortium of Jan De Nul Group and Samsung C&T has secured a $3bn high-voltage direct current (HVDC) cable installation and convertors package contract for the ADNOC-TAQA Lightning Project in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The ADNOC-TAQA Lightning Project is slated for commissioning in 2025. Credit: © Jan De Nul.

In the contract secured from a joint venture of Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), Electricité de France (EDF) and Kyushu Electric Power Japan, Jan De Nul will have a $725m share.

For the submarine electrification project, Jan De Nul will be responsible for the design, installation, burial and protection of two cable clusters spanning nearly 1,000km.

These cables will connect the Al Ghallan and Das islands in the Arabian Gulf and the onshore converter stations at Al Mirfa and Shuweihat in Abu Dhabi.

Part of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company’s (TAQA’s) Subsea Transmission System (Lightning Project), the two cable links will be integrated with Abu Dhabi’s onshore electricity grid to all offshore production facilities of ADNOC.

The first cable cluster will feature 400kV subsea cables of 135km each and link Das Island to shore.

Connecting Al Ghallan island to shore, the second cluster will have four 320kV submarine cables spanning 125km each.

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