Siem Offshore Contractors (SOC) has announced that JDR Cable Systems has been selected to provide termination and testing services for the inter array cable system of the 588MW Beatrice Offshore Windfarm project. JDR had already been awarded the design, manufacture and supply contract for the inter array cables on the same project by SOC.

The recent award takes place after more than half of the submarine composite cables produced have successfully passed factory acceptance tests (FAT) and now await load-out for installation by SOC, which is scheduled to commence later this year. The Beatrice wind farm is located approximately 13 kilometres off the Caithness coast line in the Outer Moray Firth on the north-western point of the Smith Bank and features 84 x 7MW wind turbines and 2 x offshore transformer modules, which will be inter-connected by 91 x 33kV medium voltage alternating current submarine composite cables totalling up to 164 kilometres in length.