June 7 (Renewables Now) - UK subsea cables provider JDR Cable Systems has signed a contract to supply the needed inter-array cables and cable accessories for the 487-MW SeaMade cluster of offshore wind projects in Belgian waters.
DEME Offshore, which acts as the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contractor, has hired JDR to design, produce and deliver 78.1 km of aluminium core inter-array cables alongside a range of cable accessories such as repair joints and connectors. JDR plans to assemble the cable at its Hartlepool facility and to deliver it by the end of the year.
SeaMade NV achieved financial close for its namesake two-site offshore wind project in December 2018 and made a firm order for 58 SG 8.0-167 DD turbines to Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (BME:SGRE). The machines will be installed as part of the 252-MW Seastar and 235-MW Mermaid schemes, which are being developed as part of a single project about 40-50 km off the coast of Ostend.
The owners of SeaMade are Otary RS with a 70% stake, Electrabel with 17.5% and Eneco Wind Belgium with 12.5%.