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CT Offshore wins Gwynt y Môr cable installation contract

UK: CT Offshore signed an agreement with RWE to lay, install and bury 63 of the 161 inter-array cables at the 576MW Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm off the Welsh coast.

Completed foundations at Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm
Completed foundations at Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm

Developers of the project, which lies 13 kilometres off Llandudno in Liverpool Bay, are RWE Innogy, Siemens and Stadtwerke München.

The existing contractor Reef Subsea Power & Umbilical will complete the other 98.

Cable laying and installation will be carried out by CT Offshore’s cable laying vessel, Sia, which is already at Gwynt y Môr.

CT Offshore entered into an agreement for Fugro Subsea Services to bury the cables. Reef and CT Offshore will work simultaneously to install the array cables.

One-hundred and fourteen of Siemens 160 3.6MW turbines are in place. Generation started in August and 10 foundations are left to be installed.

Construction at the EUR 2 biilion farm is on schedule and due to be completed later this year.

Offshore wind installation company A2Sea is a majority shareholder - 63% - in CT Offshore and announced that it will enter into the company's management structure on 1 February.

Gwynt y Môr is expected to sustain more than 110 jobs from a new multi-million pound operations and maintenance base, which will be built in North Wales.


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