The two cable links are part of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company’s (ADNOC) larger Subsea Transmission System, called Project Lightning, and the Abu Dhabi National Power Company (TAQA), which will connect the terrestrial power grid. from this important city to all ADNOC offshore facilities.
The package awarded to Jan De Nul and Samsung is currently the first HVDC submarine cable project of its kind in the Middle East and MENA region. The value of the consortium contract is 3 billion dollars, of which 725 million dollars correspond to the scope of the company.
The first group of cables, connecting Das Island with the coast, comprises three 400 kV submarine cables of 135 km each. The second group, which connects the island of Al Ghallan with the coast, refers to four 320 kV submarine cables of 125 km each. Commissioning of the project is scheduled for 2025.
Jan De Nul has a proven track record of installing submarine cables in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, the United Kingdom, Greece, Taiwan, the United States, Mexico and others. In this way, once again the company reaffirms its enormous technical capacity, thanks to the team, the experience and the commitment to successfully carry out large-scale projects, such as this one.
The family business of Belgian origin is present in more than 150 countries. World leader in maritime infrastructure works, dredging, civil engineering and the environment. It has more than 7,000 employees worldwide. It has been operating in Argentina for 25 years and employs 500 professionals.