Jan De Nul and Samsung safe HVDC cable set up contract in UAE


A consortium of Jan De Nul Group and Samsung C&T has secured a $3bn high-voltage direct present (HVDC) cable set up and convertors bundle contract for the ADNOC-TAQA Lightning Challenge in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Within the contract secured from a three way partnership of Korea Electrical Energy Company (KEPCO), Electricité de France (EDF) and Kyushu Electrical Energy Japan, Jan De Nul could have a $725m share.

For the submarine electrification mission, Jan De Nul shall be chargeable for the design, set up, burial and safety of two cable clusters spanning practically 1,000km.

These cables will join the Al Ghallan and Das islands within the Arabian Gulf and the onshore converter stations at Al Mirfa and Shuweihat in Abu Dhabi.

A part of Abu Dhabi Nationwide Oil Firm (ADNOC) and the Abu Dhabi Nationwide Power Firm’s (TAQA’s) Subsea Transmission System (Lightning Challenge), the 2 cable hyperlinks shall be built-in with Abu Dhabi’s onshore electrical energy grid to all offshore manufacturing services of ADNOC.

The primary cable cluster will characteristic 400kV subsea cables of 135km every and hyperlink Das Island to shore.

Connecting Al Ghallan island to shore, the second cluster could have 4 320kV submarine cables spanning 125km every.

The ADNOC-TAQA Lightning Challenge is slated for commissioning in 2025.

As soon as accomplished, the mission will change the present offshore turbine mills with sustainable onshore energy sources akin to native nuclear energy and photo voltaic panels from Abu Dhabi.

Via this mission, ADNOC and TAQA intention to decarbonise the previous’s offshore manufacturing operations, whereas supporting UAE’s efforts in reaching net-zero targets.

Moreover, the mission is predicted to offset carbon footprint of the offshore services by greater than 30%.

Jan De Nul Group Offshore Power Division director Philippe Hutse mentioned: “It’s an honour to take part on this strategic electrification mission of ADNOC and TAQA.

“We’re proud to be delivering this EPC mission in our function as an power transition resolution supplier supporting prospects and nations worldwide to realize the net-zero targets by 2050.”

In August this 12 months, Jan De Nul Group and JDR Cable Programs gained a contract from Winery Wind to produce and set up inter-array cables for the 800MW Winery Wind I mission in US.

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