Trelleborg wins offshore windfarm contract

Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation has been awarded a contract to provide four integrated cable protection systems for Hornsea Two, the world’s largest offshore windfarm.

The Skelmersdale firm was granted the work by renewable energy provider Ørsted, and will provide its NjordGuard cable protection system to protect the inter array power cables from fatigue, over-bending and abrasion.

Andy Smith, product group manager for renewables at Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation, said: "Trelleborg’s NjordGuard provides lifetime protection of the cable at the critical monopile entry point and is easy to both install and remove without diver intervention.

"We are extremely pleased that Ørsted has selected Trelleborg to supply NjordGuard for Hornsea Two and welcome the opportunity to continue our successful relationship."

Hornsea Two comprises of 165 turbines will provide a combined total capacity of 1.4 GW. Located in the North Sea, 89km off the Yorkshire coast, Hornsea Two will provide green electricity to well over 1.3 million homes and is set for completion in 2022.

Patrick Harnett, senior programme director for Hornsea Two, said: “In our continued bid to support and promote a strong national supply chain, we are pleased that Trelleborg’s product will be made locally in the North of England.

We are pleased that Trelleborg’s product will be made locally in the North

"Once complete, Hornsea Two will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm and it is important to us at Ørsted that where possible, we are able to utilize UK industry for the manufacturing and fabrication of components for this global accolade.”

Project engineering works will begin immediately, with installation scheduled for 2021.

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