NSW’s Inter-Array Cables for Deutsche Bucht Wind Farm

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Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke (NSW), a subsidiary of General Cable, has been contracted by Van Oord to design, manufacture and deliver inter-array cables for Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm.

The company will deliver 45 km of medium-voltage submarine power cables for the Deutsche Bucht, which is owned by Northland Power.

Delivery of the submarine cables is scheduled for spring 2019, the company said.

Van Oord will  deploy its offshore installation vessel Aeolus and cable-laying vessel Nexus for the installation works.

The Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm is located in the North Sea, approximately 95 km north-west of the island of Borkum. It comprises 31 MHI Vestas Offshore Wind 164-8.0MW (8.4MW Power Mode) turbines, which will generate a total output of 252 MW.

Upon its planned completion in late 2019, the wind farm will provide renewable energy to more than 178,000 households.

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