Prysmian to provide inter-array cables for 2 offshore wind projects of Ørsted

The Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind park. (Ørsted/Matthias Ibeler)

July 28 (Renewables Now) - Italian cable maker Prysmian SpA (BIT:PRY) said today it has secured a contract worth more than EUR 60 million (USD 71m) from Denmark’s Ørsted A/S (CPH:ORSTED) to provide cables for the 242-MW Gode Wind 3 and 900-MW Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind projects in Germany.

The contract covers design, supply, termination and testing of inter-array submarine cable systems for the two wind farms that will be built simultaneously in the German North Sea. The cable maker will provide a total of more than 150 km (93 miles) of 66 kV cable systems for the inter-array networks. The cables will be produced in Montereau and Gron, France and Nordenham, Germany, it said. Both projects are expected to be completed by 2024.

Prysmian said the order adds to its portfolio of 66 kV inter-array cable systems that includes projects such as Borssele III & IV, Hornsea 2, Hollandse Kust Zuid 3 and 4 and Provence Grand Large in Europe, and Empire Wind in the US.

(EUR 1 = USD 1.181)

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