Cable handling solutions

Published:  06 March, 2019

Sparrows Group Cable and Pipe Lay Solutions (CPLS) division says it has more than doubled its business during 2018 thanks to an upsurge in activity in the renewables market.

This included the successful delivery of its largest renewables project to date as part of three contracts awarded through VBMS; DEME Offshore, formerly known as Tideway; and DeepOcean. The work scope saw Sparrows provide equipment and personnel to handle the nearshore, export and inter-array cables for the Hornsea One offshore wind farm.

Currently under construction the site, located 120km off the UK’s Yorkshire coast, is poised to be the world’s largest offshore wind farm when fully operational in 2020. More than 170 turbines are expected to generate clean energy to fuel well over one million homes.

Working closely with VBMS, a specialist team of personnel installed and operated two 10Te cable tensioners and one 15Te tensioner to transfer three 245kV export cable from the vessel NDurance to the landfall location. Bespoke track pads were used to ensure cable clamping limits were maintained for the duration of the pull in activities and Sparrows provided sea fastenings packages for the equipment.

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