BBUS to install cable for E.ON’s Humber Gateway wind farm

E.ON has announced that Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions (BBUS) has been awarded the contract to install the cable on its Humber Gateway offshore wind farm.

The contract, worth around £19m, 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 £736m 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.