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Pfisterer Wins Moray East Offshore Windfarm Deal

By  AOG Staff Sunday, 03 February 2019 17:54
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The global manufacturer of high-voltage cable accessories and a system provider Pfisterer has won a contract for the supply of the 220kV land cable accessories for the grid connection of the 950MW Moray East offshore wind farm in Scotland.

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"In cooperation with the cable manufacturer TELE-FONIKA Kable and the international cable and pipeline installation contractor VolkerInfra, Pfisterer has been awarded the contract for the supply of the 220 kV land cable accessories for the grid connection of the new Moray East Offshore Windfarm," said a press release.

Moray East is a large-scale wind farm project which was granted consent in 2014 by the Scottish Government and will deliver green power for up to one million UK households early in the next decade.

The wind farm is being constructed 22 km off the coast in Moray Firth, Scotland, covering an area of 295 km2. In 2017 it won a 950 MW contract for difference at competitive auction which set the price of power generated at £57.50 per MWhr. The electricity will be generated by 100 Vestas wind turbines which are connected via several converter stations to a 66 kV array network.

The voltage level will be boosted up to 220 kV for transmission back to shore via the export cables. The Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Limited consortium is currently owned by EDPR (43.3%), Diamond Green Limited which is partly owned by DGE (33.4%) and ENGIE (23.3%).

Pfisterer will supply the 220 kV CONNEX pluggable cable connections for the offshore substation. The CONNEX system consists of a 100 % dry termination which pairs with an epoxy socket.

For the Moray Offshore Windfarm (East), the choice fell again on the CONNEX universal connection system, an offshore solution that has been tried and tested for more than 20 years. It is solidly-insulated, pluggable, touch-proof, resistant to salt water and UV radiation, as well as submersible and maintenance-free.

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