The contract, worth about £19 million, will involve the design and installation of a 30-km section of underground 132-kV cable which will be used to connect the Humber Gateway offshore wind farm to a new onshore substation at Hedon in East Yorkshire, UK.
E.ON’s £736 million Humber Gateway wind farm, situated 8 km off the Yorkshire Coast close to the mouth of the Humber Estuary, will consist of a 73 turbine array that will generate up to 219 MW of electricity, enough energy to power up to 170,000 homes.
Tony Cocker, CEO of E.ON UK, said: "We’re extremely pleased to be working with Balfour Beatty on this very important next step in the construction of our Humber Gateway wind farm. Increasing the proportion of electricity we generate from low carbon, renewable sources is a vital part of meeting the energy challenges we all face.”
Mike Sparrow, Managing Director at Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions, said: “We’re very much looking forward to working with E.ON on the Humber Gateway wind farm and believe that offering innovative solutions to shared challenges around sustainability, efficiency and safety has been key in securing this work.”
Balfour Beatty will begin cabling work in summer and E.ON’s entire Humber Gateway project is expected to be complete in Spring 2015.