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NKT Delivers Rentel Offshore Wind Farm Cable System in Belgium

NKT has commissioned the 220 kV AC high-voltage cable system connecting the 309 MW Rentel wind farm to the Belgian shore.

NKT has designed, manufactured and installed the 40-kilometer extruded three-core 220 kV XLPE HVAC (alternating current) submarine cable system.

The installation was finalized in 2018 after a successful offshore operation completed by the cable-laying vessel NKT Victoria.

“We are happy to support the transition to renewable energy in Belgium by leveraging our extensive experience and expertise in turnkey solutions for offshore wind. When having the total responsibility and by working closely with our customer and suppliers, we can ensure higher efficiency and lower risks in the project interfaces. It has been a pleasure working with Rentel and the teams on both sides have done an amazing job driving the project to success,” said Andreas Berthou, executive vice president and head of HV Solutions at NKT.

When in operation the Rentel offshore wind farm will provide green energy to 300,000 households supporting the national target of 13 % of the power consumption to be covered by renewable energy by 2020.

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