Success for consortium

Subsea cable and connector specialist Hydro Group, alongside its French regional partner Wenex Equipments, last year formed a Franco-Scottish consortium, which has led to the group successfully securing a £2.5million contract.

The project involves manufacturing and installation of the array cabling infrastructure on the SEM-REV marine renewable energy project 16 nautical miles offshore the city of Le Croisic on the French Atlantic coast.

Awarded by Ecole Centrale Nates (ECN), the six month contract, that commenced earlier in 2015, brings together a group of highly skilled companies led by ETPO (contract’s owner) comprising of Hydro Group, ETPO, Assystem, PSM, Tetis (ETPO subaquatic subsidiary) and Flowline Specialists. Hydro Group will install its marine renewable connectors, Hydro Bond Renewable Connector (HRC), and Power Distribution Hub (PDH) at the site later this year.

Graham Wilkie, Sales Director at Hydro Group, said: “The project is a key offshore wave energy test site, and the consortium brings together first-class equipment, technology and expertise, all recognised by ECN as offering significant benefit and flexibility to its facility.”

The highly experienced consortium will supply and install the array cable, multi connection hub and interconnection necessary for the deployment of a network of floating and wave energy generating devices, with Hydro Group specifically supplying and supporting the installation of the array cable and connector subsystem for the wave energy test facility.

Issue 122 July 2015