ETS Cable Components has been bolstering major renewable energy projects in the UK.

Based at unit 43, the specialist distributors of power cable accessories have supported both the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm and Network Rail/Balfour Beatty’s rail electrification programme, in recent months.

Work has begun on installing steel monopile wind turbine foundations at Triton Knoll, 32km off the Lincolnshire coast while electrified trains are now running between Bristol and Cardiff.

The wind farm will feature 90 V164-9.5 MW turbines mounted on monopile foundations connected by over 100km of cabling, and is expected to produce first power in 2021. Once fully operational, it will be able to generate enough energy to power the equivalent of more than 800,000 UK households.

Balfour Beatty, as contracted by Network Rail, completed the electrification of 77km of the Great Western Railway line between Bristol and Cardiff, in January.

It comes as part of a wider Greater Wester Electrification Programme from Network Rail to electrify 275km of train line between Cardiff and London.

The series of works included installation of the overhead cables at Cardiff Central Station, marking the completion of more than 4,200 masts and booms responsible for holding the 643km of electric cabling used to power the 77km of route in this section.