in 2016, Boskalis Subsea cables & Flexibles (previously VBMS) awarded a contract by EDF Energy Renewables to provide the subsea connection between the offshore turbines and the onshore grid for the Blyth offshore wind farm. This is the first project using the new 66kV cable technology. The standard voltage for array cables until now has been 33kV, but with turbines growing in size, a higher specification cable has proven more cost-efficient. In 2017, Boskalis Subsea cables & Flexibles executed the supply and installation of a total of approximately 14 kilometres of export and inter-array cable, the landfall pull ashore, and testing, terminations and commissioning services.
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September 22, 2020