Prysmian awarded cables supply contract for Rentel

Wednesday, 19 October, 2016 - 11:15
Prysmian secures contract for offshore wind farm inter-array submarine cables supply in Belgium. (Photo: Prysmian)
Prysmian secures contract for offshore wind farm inter-array submarine cables supply in Belgium. (Photo: Prysmian)

Prysmian Group, specialist in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has been awarded a contract worth up to € 13 milion by Tideway B.V. for the Rentel offshore wind farm project.

Prysmian is responsible for the design, manufacture and supply of the 33 kV submarine cables in various cross-sections, together with the related cable accessories. Prysmian will also provide the offshore cable termination and testing services. The cables will be produced in the Prysmian facility in Drammen, Norway, one of the Group’s centres of excellence for submarine cables. The cables are planned to be delivered in summer 2017, whilst the termination works are scheduled to be completed in spring 2018

The Rentel wind farm is located approximately 34 km from the Port of Zeebrugge and approximately 40 km from Oostende off the Belgian coast. It will consist of 42 Siemens D7 type wind turbines and will produce nearly 309 MW at its peak, supplying CO2 friendly electricity to 285.000 households. The project will become the fifth offshore wind farm to be constructed within the Belgian North Sea. Rentel N.V. was founded by a consortium of Belgian specialists in renewable energy who have joined forces to develop, finance and operate the Rentel offshore wind project.

Prysmian operates three production facilities dedicated to submarine cables, situated in Arco Felice (Italy), Pikkala (Finland) and Drammen (Norway), as well as three installation vessels, Giulio Verne, Cable Enterprise and the newly procured Ulisse, together with proven in-house cable protection equipment and specialised operations teams. Recently the group has announced the launch of its EPR insulated 66 kV cable solution for inter-array application, the first at this voltage level, enabling up to 15% cost reductions for offshore wind farms.

Silke Funke / Prysmian

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