Under the contract, the company will receive and store approximately 2,500 metres of subsea cable and approximately 1,500 metres of HDD cable to be received from NKT’s cable laying vessel NKT Victoria by the end of this year.
Osprey will use a powered quadrant and self-propelled modular transporters to load the cable into the basket at the Port of Sunderland, where it will be stored for at least two years.
“These cabling baskets are a specialist item, we get them built to our own design. For this contract, we’ve been working with fabricators JW Colpitts, and the Port of Sunderland”, said Pete Fletcher, Osprey Director.
NKT Victoria has installed all three Moray East export cables by mid-October and currently, the first campaign for inter-array cable testing and termination is underway at the site.
NKT signed a firm contract for the supply and installation of the wind farm’s export cables at the end of 2018. Moray East, whose three offshore transformer modules (OTMs) have been in place since mid-September, will feature 100 MHI Vestas 9.5 MW wind turbines. The offshore wind farm is scheduled to be commissioned in 2022.