March 10 (Renewables Now) - Prysmian SpA (BIT:PRY) has been awarded contracts to develop the inter-array cable systems for the Merkur and Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farms, located in Germany and Denmark, respectively.
The Italian cable maker said today it has been contracted by Tideway BV to design, engineer, manufacture, test and supply some 90 km (56 miles) of 33-kV submarine inter-array cables and related accessories for the 400-MW Merkur offshore wind farm. The wind park is being built by Merkur Offshore GmbH in the German North Sea.
The contract for the 406.7-MW Horns Rev 3 project in the North Sea off the coast of Denmark has been awarded by VBMS BV and involves the design and supply of over 100 km of 33-kV submarine inter-array cables in various cross sections, Prysmian said. Horns Rev 3 is being built by Sweden's Vattenfall AB.
According to Alessandro Panico, sales team manager - offshore wind, at Prysmian, the deals validate the market recognition of the company's significant investments in production capabilities for the inter-array market segment and its improved project management skills.