Orient Cable wins EUR 240 million contract for 1 GW project in China

Orient Cable (NBO) has been awarded a €240 million contract for a 1GW offshore wind project developed by Guangdong Energy in Yangjiang, Guangdong Province, China.

The EPCI contract includes the supply, engineering, transportation, installation and pre-commissioning of two 60-kilometer 500 kV 3-conductor export cables.

According to the company, the project is the world’s first commercial application of the 500 kV HVAC submarine cable in an offshore wind farm.

“This is another important milestone for Orient Cable in high-end EHVAC power transmission technology after the successful delivery of 500kV 1 x 1800mm2 submarine cable project and 500kV HVAC interconnection project for China State Grid since 2019 .”Orient Cable announced via social media.

The company has not specifically named the project, but according to information released earlier, Guangdong Energy is developing a 1GW offshore wind project in Yangjiang through Guangdong Electric Power Development.

Located in deep waters off the coast of Guangdong Province, the project consists of two phases: 600MW Yuedian Yangjiang Qingzhou 1 and 400MW Yuedian Yangjiang Qingzhou 2.

After full commissioning in 2023, the two wind farms will provide 3.6 TWh of clean electricity annually, save 1.05 million tons of coal consumption and save 2.78 million tons, according to MingYang Smart Energy, whose 11MW wind turbines have been 11MW wind turbines so far Reduce tons of CO2 emissions per year selected for this project.

Orient Cable’s deal comes at the same time the company won a contract in the Netherlands, where it will supply export cables for the Hollandse Kust West Beta interconnect, which will be installed by Boskalis.

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