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Hornsea 3 wild cable business goes to VolkerFitzpatrick

For the 2.8 GW offshore wind farm, Orsted signed a contract with a British company to build 240 kilometers of HVDC cable.

To build the onshore lines for the 2,852 MW Hornsea 3 wind farm, Orsted signed a contract with British construction and engineering firm VolkerFitzpatrick.

Volker Fitzpatrick will install 240 km of coastal cable as part of the contract, which will be executed by Volker Fitzpatrick once Ørsted makes a final investment decision on Hornsey 3. These cables will connect the offshore facility to the 2,852 MW wind farm. These cables will connect the offshore wind farm from Weyburn Landing in Norfolk to the main substation of the Norwich National Grid.

VolkerFitzpatrick will take care of all civil works required for HVDC electrical wiring, national grid connection, cabling installation and ground restoration after the HVDC cable is configured, which includes tree planting and hedges.

160 km will separate Hornsey 3 from the Yorkshire coast.

The Hornsea area at Orsted, consisting of Hornsea 1, 2 and 3, will be more than 5 gigawatts when fully operational.

VolkerFitzpatrick provides specialist construction, civil engineering and services to industries, including the energy sector, from offices across the UK.

Volker Fitzpatrick plans to host a “Meet Jupiter” event in eastern England by the end of September 2022; More information will be provided soon.

According to Luke Bridgman, Senior Project Manager for Hornsea 3, “Hornsea 3 will also support further advances in the UK supply chain. Hornsea 3 provides low-cost renewable energy on a large scale.”

“We will look forward to sharing possibilities with UK contractors and suppliers to work on this pilot project through our relationships with key professional backgrounds, such as VolkerFitzpatrick.”

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The company is pleased to be able to contribute to this project with the skills and talents of the team, honed through years of experience, as well as its reputation for effective teamwork and ongoing support for the local economy and community.

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