Prysmian Inter-Array Cables for Two Offshore Wind Farms
Prysmian Group has secured two new contracts for offshore wind farms in Germany and Denmark.
The contracts are for the development of inter-array cable systems to link among the turbines composing the Merkur offshore wind farm in Germany and Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm in Denmark.
The contract for the Merkur offshore wind farm, awarded by Tideway, includes the design, engineering, manufacturing, testing and supply of approximately 90 km of 33 kV submarine inter-array cables and related accessories.
Constructed by Merkur Offshore GmbH, the offshore wind farm will occupy an area of 47 square km and will generate a nominal active power output of approximately 400 MW.
The Horns Rev 3 project, located in the North Sea, approximately 25 km off the coast of Denmark, consists of 49 wind turbines with a total capacity of 406.7 MW, equivalent to the annual consumption of 425,000 Danish households.
The contract awarded to Prysmian by VBMS, a subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster, involves the design and supply of more than 100 km of 33 kV submarine inter-array cables in various cross sections.
“These two new important awards confirm the market recognition of the significant investments made in our production capabilities for the specific inter-array market segment as well as in our improved project management skills aimed at offering global project solutions to our customers,” said Alessandro Panico, sales team manager – Offshore Wind, Prysmian Group.