Roxtec seals deal on £1.5bn North Sea wind farm project


Roxtec has secured a major contract to deliver its innovative safety seal solutions to an ambitious £1.5bn offshore wind farm project in the North Sea.

Roxtec UK managing director, Graham O’Hare, said the firm will deliver cable transit systems which are a key safety component to safeguard workers, structures and equipment on a substation platform being created as part of the Dudgeon Offshore Windfarm.

The deal will see a wide range of sealing solutions used on the platform, which will sit 20 miles offshore near the seaside town of Cromer in North Norfolk.

O’Hare said the cable sealing systems will meet the long-term lifecycle of the 402MW wind farm whose turbines will provide power to 410,000 UK homes and which is set to be commissioned during 2017.

“Specific safety solutions for the Dudgeon windfarm project include delivering A0/A60 bespoke seals for HV and MV applications on the substation platform,” said O’Hare. “We will seal array cables to MV switchgear and cables from MV switchgear to transformer input. Additional products will be used on the platform’s cables linking its transformer to its gas insulated switchgear (GIS) and on export-to-shore cables.