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Hywind Tampen signing JDR EquinorJDR Cable Systems has signed a contract with Equinor for the Hywind Tampen project. JDR is designing and manufacturing eleven 66kV dynamic inter-array cables and two static export cables, each equipped with a JDR designed breakaway system and a range of cable accessories for delivery in 2022.
The Hywind Tampen project will consist of 11 wind turbines developed by Equinor. The 8MW turbines will have a total capacity of 88MW, capable of meeting about 35% of the annual power demand of the five Snorre A and B, Gullfaks A, B and C oil and gas platforms. The floating wind project is in water depths of 300 metres. The 2.5 km long 66kV dynamic array cables will connect to the eleven turbines in a loop and the two static 12.9km and 16km export cables will be used to connect the loop to the Snorre A and Gullfaks A platforms. The greater water depth means the cable accessories will be especially designed to withstand higher water pressures.
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