A leading cable company in South Korea is to supply submarine cables for the Yunlin offshore windfarm in Taiwan, a deal it hopes could help it win similar work elsewhere.
LS Cable & System (LS C&S) announced on 7 January 2019 that it will supply 170 km of 66-kV submarine cables for the offshore windfarm. The deal is a first for a South Korean cable company in Taiwan.
LS C&S will supply submarine cables for the offshore windfarm, which is being built by YunNeng Wind Power Company, part of the wpd group.
The cables will be installed by Seaway Offshore Cables, part of the Subsea 7 group, off the coast of Yunlin County.
LS C&S won the contract against competition from cable manufacturers in Europe and Japan. It already has a successful track record of completing projects in North America, Europe and the Middle East.
LS C&S said it hoped the Taiwan deal will be a stepping stone towards further contracts in the offshore wind energy market elsewhere, including European projects.
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