Wind energy – cables
Prysmian Group has been awarded a contract worth above €60 million by Ørsted for the design, supply, termination and testing of inter-array submarine cable systems for the Gode Wind 3 and Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farms.
The completion of both projects is expected by 2024.
The Gode Wind 3 and Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farms will be located approximately 60 km from each other in the German North Sea and will be built simultaneously.
Prysmian Group will provide inter-array cable systems for a total of more than 150km of 66 kV XLPE–insulated cables that will connect the wind turbines of 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, with an overall combined capacity of more than 1,100 MW.
Once operational, the two wind farms will be capable of supplying around 1.2 million German households.
The cables for the Gode Wind 3 and Borkum Riffgrund 3 projects will be produced in Montereau and Gron (France), as well as in Nordenham (Germany), one of the Group’s three centres of excellence for submarine cable production (along with the plants in Arco Felice, Italy, and Pikkala, Finland).