Emperor cable cleats from Yorkshire manufacturer, Ellis Patents are being installed on RWE npower renewables’ Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm, which is under construction eight miles off the North Wales coast.
The two billion euro development is currently one of the largest offshore construction projects anywhere in Europe and when operational in 2014 will feature 160 turbines, which will generate enough energy to meet the annual demands of 400,000 homes.
Plan and location of the Gwynt Y Môr wind farm turbines:
Ellis’ Emperor cable cleats were specified by RWE through its UK distributor, ETS Cable Components.
Paul Nolan, Ellis’ UK sales director, said: “This is the kind of project that as soon as it’s announced it becomes imperative you secure the specification for it.”
“Not only is it one of the biggest construction projects in Europe, but I strongly believe it will play a major role in placing wind power at the forefront of renewable energy source for years to come.”
Based in London, ETS is a specialist distributor of power cable components, accessories and equipment. The company was a founder member of Ellis’ worldwide network of distributors and has recently helped to secure specifications on projects such as London Array and West Burton Power Station.
“Our network of distributors plays a vital role in the success of Ellis, and in ETS we have a partner that has been opening doors and helping us to secure important contracts for over 20-years,” added Nolan.
Ellis’ cable cleats are designed and manufactured wholly in the UK and are used to secure electrical cables in a manner that can withstand the forces generated by the cables, including those generated during a short circuit fault. Its Emperor cleats not only provide ultimate corrosion protection, even in the harshest of environments, but they are quick and easy to install, and feature an integral LSF zero halogen polymeric liner and base pad that protects and cushions cables during short circuit conditions.
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