Prysmian’s Inter-Array Cables for Bligh Bank 2 OWF

Prysmian has been awarded contracts by Nobelwind NV, an offshore wind farm developer, to supply wind turbine inter-array cables for the Bligh Bank 2 offshore wind farm, located off the coast of Zeebrugge in Belgium.

Prysmian is responsible for the design, manufacture and supply of the 33 kV submarine cables with various cross-sections to be used to connect the 55 individual wind turbines and an Offshore High Voltage Substation (OHVS) that form the 181.5 MW wind farm located near the existing OHVS of Belwind1.

In addition a 33 kV coupling cable shall be supplied for use as a back-up connection between the Belwind1 OHVS and the Bligh Bank OHVS. Prysmian will also provide the offshore cable termination and testing services for the project.

The cables will be produced in Prysmian’s facility in Drammen, Norway, one of the Group’s excellence centres for submarine cables. Installation works are scheduled to be complete by the first half of 2017.

Recently, Prysmian has also been awarded a contract for inter-array turnkey supply of medium voltage submarine cables for the Wikinger offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea in Germany.