Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions has been awarded the contract by E.ON to install the cable for its Humber Gateway offshore wind farm.
The contract, worth circa £19 million, will involve the design and installation of a 30km section of underground 132kV cable which will be used to connect the Humber Gateway offshore wind farm to a new onshore substation at Hedon in East Yorkshire.
E.ON’s £736 million Humber Gateway wind farm, situated 8km off the Yorkshire Coast close to the mouth of the Humber Estuary, will consist of a 73 turbine array that will generate up to 219MW of electricity, enough energy to power up to 170,000 homes.
Tony Cocker, CEO of E.ON UK, said: "We’re extremely pleased to be working with Balfour Beatty on this very important next step in the construction of our Humber Gateway wind farm. Increasing the proportion of electricity we generate from low carbon, renewable sources is a vital part of meeting the energy challenges we all face.”
Mike Sparrow, Managing Director at Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions, said: “We’re very much looking forward to working with E.ON on the Humber Gateway wind farm and believe that offering innovative solutions to shared challenges around sustainability, efficiency and safety has been key in securing this work.”
Balfour Beatty will begin cabling work in summer and E.ON’s entire Humber Gateway project is expected to be complete in Spring 2015.
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Notes to Editors
1. A specialist business within the Support Services Division of the global Balfour Beatty Group, Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions is one of the UK's leading utility solutions providers, creating and maintaining the vital utility infrastructure essential to modern life.
Working with major electricity, gas, telecommunications and water providers around the world, we are leading experts in the lifecycle management of these essential assets and services; using innovative approaches to meet global challenges and deliver a safer and more sustainable future.
The company has its headquarters in Sheffield and employs over 4,000 people worldwide.
2. Balfour Beatty (www.balfourbeatty.com) is a world-class infrastructure group with capabilities in professional services, construction services, support services and infrastructure investments.
We work in partnership with our customers principally in the UK, continental Europe, the US, South-East Asia, Australia and the Middle East, who value the highest levels of quality, safety and technical expertise.
Key infrastructure markets include transportation (roads, rail and airports); social infrastructure (education, specialist healthcare, and various types of accommodation); utilities (water, gas and power transmission and generation) and commercial (offices, leisure and retail).
The Group delivers services essential to the development, creation and care of these infrastructure assets including project design, financing and management, engineering and construction, and facilities management services.
Balfour Beatty employs 50,000 people around the world.