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First of four export cables to be installed at the 576 MW offshore wind farm

8/24/2012

Global Marine Systems Energy Ltd., (GME) the largest independent provider of subsea power cable installation, maintenance and related engineering services worldwide has landed the first export cable at the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm. The cable was landed by GME’s recently launched vessel, Cable Enterprise, and is the first of four export cables to be installed at the project site. Each of the export cables are between 18km and 22km in length linking the north coast of Wales to the offshore wind farm in Liverpool Bay.

Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm is one of the largest currently in construction in Europe and is being built by RWE npower renewables. The project is a shared investment between partners RWE Innogy, Stadtwerke München GmbH, and Siemens AG.(1) Once operational, Gwynt y Môr will have an installed capacity of 576MW. It will be capable of generating enough energy to meet the average annual energy needs of around 400,000 homes(2).