VolkerFitzpatrick, with support from VolkerStevin, will deliver the project, which will install 240km of onshore cables connecting the offshore wind farm landed at Weybourne, Norfolk, to the Norwich National Grid main substation.
The contract will involve civil works related to cable installation and connection to the National Grid, the cable installation itself and the restoration of the land after the installation of the HVDC cable, including tree and hedge planting.
Hornsea 3 has a capacity of 2,852 MW and will generate Sufficient low-cost, clean, renewable electricity to power around 3.2 million homes in the UK makes a significant contribution to the UK government’s ambition to bring 50 GW of offshore wind into operation by 2030 as part of the UK’s energy security strategy.
Hornsea 3 will be located 160km off the Yorkshire coast. When fully online, Ørsted’s Hornsea precinct – including Hornsea 1, 2 and 3 – will have a combined capacity of over 5GW.
This will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world, producing enough low-cost, clean, renewable electricity to power over 5 million UK homes.
Luke Bridgman, Hornsea 3 Senior Project Director : “As well as providing low-cost clean energy at scale, Hornsea 3 supports the further development of the UK supply chain.
“By working with leading industry experts such as VolkerFitzpatrick, we will hope to supply UK businessmen and contractors to share the opportunity to work on this pioneering project.
VolkerWessels UK CEO Richard Orford said: “My team and I are delighted that Ørsted has chosen VolkerFitzpatrick, backed by VolkerStevin, to install the onshore cable for the Hornsea 3 offshore wind farm.
“We are proud to bring to this project the skills and capabilities of our team, developed through years of experience, as well as our reputation for strong collaborative work and our commitment to local supply chains and Ongoing support from the community.”