High voltage engineering specialist, EDS HV Group (EDS), now part of the UK’s leading marine services company – James Fisher and Sons plc, has successfully completed installation, termination and testing work of the platform cable for cable manufacturer Zhongtian Technology Submarine Cable Co., Ltd. (ZTT) on the EnBW Hohe See project.

Hohe See Offshore Wind Farm, based in the North Sea 98km off the German coast, has an expected capacity of 497 MW and will feature 71 turbines.

EDS mobilized an 11 strong team in January and worked tirelessly (in temperatures that consistently dropped to -8˚C during the day) to successfully complete the work.  The scope of work so far has included pre-engineering work (cable routing and design of cable containment and support) as well as cable installation, termination and subsequent testing. The installation included six 155kV cable circuits plus three shunt reactor neutral connections.

The tests were witnessed by EDS principal engineer Luke Bishop who was on hand to oversee proceedings.  He said, “We are proud to have successfully completed our onshore scope of work on this important project.  This is EDS’s first contract with ZTT and I’m pleased to say that the 2 teams worked seamlessly together.  We were very pleased to share our expertise and experience to help move the project forwards.” 

EDS will begin their further scope of termination and testing work in quarter 2 of 2019 offshore.