In much the same way that homes and businesses are connected to substations to receive energy, our turbines are connected to two Offshore Transformer Modules (OTMs) in order to export the energy they produce.
The connection network (the 'inter-array') will require around 180km of interconnecting subsea cables which are being engineered, designed and manufactured by JDR at their facilities in Hartlepool.
Installation will take place from the end of 2017 to the end of 2018.
The inter-array cables will be laid on the seabed and then buried. As the seabed sediments are mainly sands and gravels the preferred method for burying the cable will be by water jetting.
Guard vessels will be employed to protect any exposed cables on the seabed prior to burial.