Energy technology provider JDR has been appointed to supply subsea cabling technology services for the Rampion offshore wind farm.
The contract, which was awarded to the firm by E.ON, will see JDR to design and manufacture 142km of 36 kilovolt inter-array cables for the project.
The scope of work also includes the supply of hang-offs, electrical t-connectors, inner cone connectors, cable cleats and a J-tubeless cable protection system specifically designed to optimise installation time and minimise the potential for cable damage during installation and operation.
Upon completion the development will have a 400 megawatt capacity and could provide enough electricity to power 300,000 homes.
David Currie, chief executive of JDR, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded a major European offshore wind contract for the Rampion project.
“We are committed to supporting the growth of the renewable energy industry, and thrilled to be a key supplier for England’s first south coast offshore wind farm.”
Amber Rudd, Energy Secretary of The Department of Energy and Climate Change, added: “Our offshore wind industry isn’t just generating electricity, it’s generating jobs here in Britain.
“This is fantastic news, which will bring world-class technical expertise and high-quality jobs and business opportunities to the north east.”