Prysmian Group has been awarded a contract worth in excess of €60M (US$71M) by Ørsted for the design, supply, termination and testing of the inter-array cable systems for the Gode Wind 3 and Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore windfarms
The windfarms are approximately 60 km from each other in the German North Sea and will be built simultaneously. Prysmian Group will provide more than 150 km of 66 kV XLPE-insulated cables that will connect the turbines on Gode Wind 3 to an offshore substation platform and Borkum Riffgrund 3 to an offshore converter station where the voltage will be increased and converted for onward transmission to the German mainland. The projects have a combined capacity of more than 1.1 GW. Prysmian said the projects are due to be completed by 2024.
The cables for Gode Wind 3 and Borkum Riffgrund 3 will be produced in Montereau and Gron in France and at Nordenham in Germany, the group’s three centres of excellence for submarine cable production.
The projects are an important addition to Prysmian’s growing portfolio of 66-kV inter-array cable systems, alongside others such as Borssele III & IV, Hornsea 2, Hollandse Kust Zuid 3 and 4 and Provence Grand Large in Europe, and Empire Wind in the US.
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