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Windtech International May June 2024 issue

 

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JDR Cable Systems (JDR), part of the TFK Group, has been awarded the contract to supply, test and terminate the 66kV dynamic inter array cables (IAC) for independent renewable energy producer Qair’s floating offshore wind Eolmed pre-commercial 30MW project.
 
Located in the south of France, 18km off the coast of Gruissan and Port-La Nouvelle in the Occitanie region, the Eolmed project will be connected to the French Electricity Transmission Network (RTE), providing approximately 100 million kWh per year of power. It will achieve this through three wind turbines anchored to the seabed in a water depth in a range of 60 metres.
 
JDR will design and manufacture the 66kV dynamic cables, with the cable cores being produced at TFK’s Bydgoszcz plant in Poland. The assets will be transported for final assembly and testing at JDR’s facility in Hartlepool, UK. Bourbon Offshore Gaïa will be responsible for the transport and installation of the cables and accessories between each of the 10MW floating wind turbines and Eolmed floating electrical hub.
 
Once the cables have been installed, JDR’s teams will be on-site to test and terminate the IAC system. The manufacture and delivery of the cables will be completed in the second half of 2024.
 
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