NKT confirms Dogger Bank offshore wind farm order

Source: press release, 19 November 2019

The ‘NKT Victoria’ is a state-of-the-art high-voltage cable laying vessel
The ‘NKT Victoria’ is a state-of-the-art high-voltage cable laying vessel (photo: NKT)

As previously announced, NKT has entered a Preferred Supplier Agreement (PSA) as main contractor for delivery and installation of high-voltage DC on- and offshore export cable systems to the Dogger Bank Wind Farms Creyke Beck A and Creyke Beck B site.

Now, with an agreement of a EPCI (Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation) contract with project owners Equinor and SSE Renewables, NKT confirms the order, which is the largest XLPE power cables order ever for the company, and has added the project to its the high-voltage order backlog.

As previously announced, the order represents a contract value of approx. EUR 360 million in market prices, equivalent to approx. EUR 300 million in standard metal prices. The cable systems comprise the manufacture of approximately 4 x 175 kilometres of 320 kV DC offshore export power cables and approximately 4 x 32 kilometres of 320 kV DC onshore export power cables as well as installation by the cable-laying vessel NKT Victoria. NKT expects production-start of the power cables in 2020.

The Dogger Bank Creyke Beck A/B offshore wind farms will provide green energy supply to an estimated 3 million households in the UK.