Barrow Offshore Wind farm

Barrow market-banner w561  © Centrica

Project description:

  • Barrow Offshore Wind 01 w120  © CentricaSupply the Barrow Offshore Windfarm with 27.5 km 132 kV transmission cable, 22km of 33 kV infield cables and offshore/onshore site services, with delivery in 2005.
  • This windfarm is located seven kilometres off Walney Island in the Irish Sea.

Customer challenges:

  • Barrow Offshore Windfarm needed a very long three-core cable
  • They also needed a XLPE cable including fibre optic cables for control and communication functions.

Barrow Offshore Wind 3 w120  © CentricaNexans' solutions:

  • The 27.5 km transmission cable, made a new world record at the time of being the longest 132kV three-core cable.
  • Nexans was responsible for termination works including cable anchoring and fibre optic terminations for both offshore platform and onshore facility.