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First implementation
JDR has been awarded a contract by offshore cable installation specialist VBMS, part of Boskalis, to supply 66kV inter-array and export cables for Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC). Located in Aberdeen Bay, the innovative 92.4MW, 11-turbine development is Scotland’s largest offshore wind test and demonstration facility. JDR will supply more than 20 kilometres of inter-array and export cables, including the first deployment of its 66kV technology, as well as associated accessories.

Low maintenance LED
In order to further improve the safety of employees working at its LNG plant at Melkøya, Statoil has purchased 300 FX60 LED floodlights from lighting specialist Glamox. The Melkøya plant in Norway is the world’s northernmost liquefied natural gas facility. The gas is transported from the Snøhvit gas field – the first offshore development in the Barents Sea.

“The primary reason we chose the FX60 is that it allows us to significantly reduce maintenance costs,” explains Principal Engineer at Statoil, Klaus Tingvold.

Power switched on
South Africa’s first independent landfill gas-to-power project has begun generation in Johannesburg – providing 3MW of renewable electricity, enough to supply more than 5500 homes.

Project developer ENERGY
Systems (part of UK headquartered Ylem Energy) has started operation at Robinson Deep landfill site in Johannesburg. This is the first stage of a £7.2 million (circa 130 million rand) investment in five landfill gas generation plants in Johannesburg – and is the largest project of its kind ever developed in South Africa.