JD-Contractor Nabs Nissum Bredning Cable Job

JD-Contractor, a Danish subsea specialist, has won the contract for the cabling of the 28MW Nissum Bredning test and development wind farm off Denmark where Siemens Gamesa plans to utilise a range of new offshore wind solutions.

On behalf of I/S Nissum Bredning Vind, Siemens Gamesa is constructing four 7MW wind turbines and related equipment in Nissum Bredning.

Siemens Gamesa will not only supply its new 7MW direct drive wind turbines, but also a number of innovations regarding foundation solutions, tower and controller settings, and its new 66kV voltage solution including a new transformer, cable, and switchgear systems.

Siemens Gamesa has selected JD-Contractor to perform the cabling to shore and between turbines with the “Cable in Pipe” systems which are said to allow for simpler cables to potentially be used between turbines.

The four wind turbines will be grid connected using a new cable and turbine concept with a 66kV voltage.

“We are proud to be part of The Nissum Bredning Test and Development wind project which introduces a number of innovative and cost efficient solutions which can become standard for future offshore wind projects.” said Rasmus Normann Andersen, CEO of JD-Contractor.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to be the first contractor to install these systems – 66kV voltage will be the standard voltage for future offshore wind power plants, and the Cable in Pipes concept has great potential.”