First Subsea has been awarded a contract by DEME Group for the cable protection system for the inter-array cables at the Neart na Gaoithe offshore windfarm
The windfarm will be developed by EDF Renewables UK and Irish electricity company ESB, which has a 50% stake in the project.
Neart na Gaoithe will consist of 54 turbines and will be located in the North Sea, approximately 15 km off the coast of Fife in southeast Scotland. When fully operational, the windfarm will have a capacity of 450 MW.
The cable protection system from First Subsea will be designed to protect the cable during installation and during the lifetime of the windfarm, significantly reducing cable fatigue at the point of entry into the wind turbines.