JDR Cables, part of the TFKable Group, has signed a contract with DEME Offshore for the inter-array cables for the SeaMade offshore windfarm.
JDR will design, manufacture and deliver 78.1 km of aluminium core inter-array cables and a range of cable accessories, including repair joints and connectors.
The inter-array cables connecting the 58 Siemens Gamesa 8.4 MW turbines will transmit electricity to an offshore substation for transmission to the grid. The electricity generated will be transmitted by a 33 kV cable system with hang-offs and connector terminations for 128 cable ends.
The cable will be assembled in JDR’s Hartlepool facility, with delivery expected by the end of 2019.
The SeaMade offshore windfarm is approximately 50 km off the coast from Ostend and will integrate two sites, Mermaid and Seastar. The 487MW project is the single largest windfarm being funded and built in Belgium.
The project, operated by SeaMade, which is a consortium of Otary RS (70%), Electrabel (17.5%), and Eneco Wind Belgium (12.5%) is expected to be operational by 2020.