Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd on Thursday unveiled plans to build a UK power cable factory in the Scottish Highlands in order to cater to the growing demand for cables for offshore wind farms and further grid connections.
“We are delighted to work with Cabinet Secretary to build a state-of-the art submarine cable factory in Scotland. […]Sumitomo Electric has the technologies necessary for the development of a green society and will work with the Scottish and UK governments and other stakeholders on future offshore wind power and interconnector projects in the region,” Osamu Inoue, president and COO of Sumitomo Electric, said in a press statement.
The company did not give any further information with regard to the plan.
Sumitomo Electric started gathering experience in this field in 2019 when it delivered its high-voltage direct current (HVDC) cross-linked polyethylene-insulated (XLPE) submarine cable system for the UK-Belgium interconnector known as the NEMO Link. Since then, it has executed multiple orders globally. Furthermore, it is experienced in the delivery of power cables for offshore wind projects around the world.