Moray East Windfarm allocates £122m offshore export cable contract

Cable deal
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Danish cable firm NKT has today announced the award of a £122 million offshore export cable contract from Moray East Offshore Windfarm.

The deal will see NTK lay more than 100 miles of subsea cable for the Moray Firth contact in the north-east of Scotland.

The Danish firm confirmed that a binding contract had been agreed with wind developers, EDP Renewables, Engie and Diamond Generating Europe.

NTK added that the deal represents just over £122 million.

Installation of the cables in expected to begin in 2021.

The Moray Firth wind developer revealed last month its upcoming wind farm will be able to “meet the needs of 40% of Scotland’s households”.

Moray East Offshore Windfarm added that it will also generate power at almost two-thirds less than the cost of current UK wind farms.

The development, due to begin construction in 2022, is expected to power more than 950,00 homes.