Dong Picks AMS No-Dig Cable Ducts for Hornsea Project One

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​Scunthorpe-based company AMS No-Dig will design, supply and install cable ducts for DONG Energy’s Hornsea Project One.

AMS No-Dig will supply and install three cable ducts approximately 200 metres long under the sea defence at Horseshoe Bay, south of Grimsby.

The offshore export cables, which transmit the electricity generated by the wind farm back to shore, will be pulled through these ducts and then connected to the onshore cable to provide a seamless connection into the national grid.

The contract between DONG Energy and AMS No-Dig was signed today (March 23, 2016) at AMS No-Dig’s offices in Brigg Road, Scunthorpe. The work is scheduled to take place in 2017.

Horizontal Directional Drilling

AMS No-Dig will utilise horizontal directional drilling (HDD) techniques in order to install the landfall cable ducts for Hornsea Project One.

HDD is a technique by which pipe, duct or cable can be installed underground without disturbing surface structures and thereby avoiding the disruption caused by traditional open trenching methods. Installations like this under motorways, waterways, railways, airport runways and Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) are routine.

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