Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation has been awarded a contract by leading renewable energy provider, Ørsted, to provide four integrated cable protection systems for Hornsea Two, the world’s largest offshore windfarm.

Trelleborg’s NjordGuard cable protection system will be used to protect the inter array power cables from fatigue, over-bending and abrasion, at the entry point of the monopiles.   

Andy Smith, Product Group Manager for renewables at Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation, states: “Trelleborg’s NjordGuard provides lifetime protection of the cable at the critical monopile entry point and is easy to both install and remove without diver intervention. We are extremely pleased that Ørsted has selected Trelleborg to supply NjordGuard for Hornsea Two and welcome the opportunity to continue our successful relationship.”  

Patrick Harnett, Senior Program Director for Hornsea Two, said: “In our continued bid to support and promote a strong national supply chain, we are pleased that Trelleborg’s product will be made locally in the North of England. Once complete, Hornsea Two will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm and it is important to us at Ørsted that where possible, we are able to utilize UK industry for the manufacturing and fabrication of components for this global accolade.”  

Design, testing and manufacture of the NjordGuard cable protection system will take place in Trelleborg’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in the North of England. Project engineering works will commence immediately, with installation activities scheduled for execution in 2021.

Daniel Bate, Sales Manager for renewables at Trelleborg applied technologies operation states: ‘‘We are very proud to be a part of this prestigious project, in addition to the recent contract award of Greater Changhua 1 & 2a. We look forward to supporting this and future projects as part of our six-year framework for the supply of our NjordGuard cable protection systems.’’  

NjordGuard is an integrated cable protection system, designed and developed to protect offshore windfarm and substation static power cables from over-bending, fatigue, abrasion and impact, in both monopile and J-tube applications. NjordGuard has an innovative design that protects the cable both during installation and throughout life. The product can be easily configured and is suitable for any diameter of cable. NjordGuard can be easily installed, removed and reused without the need for Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) or diver intervention, using a patented field-proven ball and groove connector technology.  

Hornsea Two comprises of 165 turbines will provide a combined total capacity of 1.4 GW. Located in the North Sea, 89 kilometers off the Yorkshire coast of the UK, Hornsea Two will provide green electricity to well over 1.3 million homes and is set for completion in 2022.

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