Prysmian Group today announced that it has been awarded a contract by Northwester NV for the development of a submarine inter-array power cable system for the Northwester 2 offshore wind farm.
The farm, developed by Parkwind, is located in the Belgian North Sea, approximately 50 km north-west of Oostende.
NSW, a subsidiary of General Cable which recently became part of Prysmian Group, will design, produce and deliver the 25 km of 33 kV submarine power cables. NSW will also be responsible for pre–operation cable termination and testing.
The submarine cables are scheduled for delivery in summer 2019.
The Northwester 2 offshore wind farm comprises 23 MHI Vestas Offshore Wind 164-9.5MW turbines, which will generate 219 MW. Once completed in 2020, the wind farm will provide renewable energy to more than 220,000 homes.