Wind Energy – Inter-array Cables
Vattenfall and TKF announced to have signed a multi-year partnership for the supply of inter-array cables for offshore wind farms in Europe.
This agreement covers the supply of 66 kV inter-array cables and will apply to all bottom-fixed European wind farms developed by Vattenfall in the coming years.
The framework contract concerns a multi-year single-source agreement and will take effect immediately. The first project to be called off will be for the German Nordlicht cluster. The contract is initially signed for three years and can be extended by five more years
During the procurement process, a high focus has been put on sustainability measures and TKF has made specific commitments that will help to reduce the CO2 impact and increase the circularity of the cables, such as the use of low-carbon aluminium and recycled copper for the cables’ conductor material.