Global Marine Systems awarded cable installation contract for London ArrayNews // February 17, 2010
Global Marine Systems has announced that its Energy Division, along with its project partner, Visser & Smit Marine Contracting has been awarded the contract to install four
offshore export cables and installation and burial of 175 array cables as part of the building of the first 630MW phase of the London Array offshore wind farm in the Thames Estuary.
“The London Array project has been referred to as a flagship project in the UK drive to cut carbon emissions by 80 per cent by 2050 while helping meet future energy needs.” said Gabriel Ruhan CEO of Global Marine Systems.
“We have been involved in offshore wind since the industry began to take shape well over a decade ago and are proud to have been selected to participate in this project which clearly demonstrates the future of energy both here in the UK and indeed around
The windfarm will be located around 20km from the Kent and Essex coasts in the outer Thames Estuary, between two sandbanks, Long Sand and Kentish Knock. Phase One will consist of up to 175 wind turbines with a capacity of 630MW.
The windfarm will be connected by subsea cables to a new onshore substation, currently being constructed, at Cleve Hill in North Kent.