NSW, a subsidiary of General Cable which recently became part of Prysmian Group, has been awarded a contract by Northwester NV for the development of a submarine inter-array power cable system for the Northwester 2 offshore wind farm, located in the Belgian North Sea, approximately 50 km north-west of Oostende.
NSW will design, produce and deliver 25 km of 33 kV submarine power cables for the inter-array cabling of the Northwester 2 offshore wind farm developed by Parkwind, a company that develops, finances, builds and operates offshore wind farms. NSW will also be responsible for pre–operation cable termination and testing. The submarine cables are scheduled for delivery in summer 2019. The Northwester 2 offshore wind farm comprises 23 MHI Vestas Offshore Wind 164-9.5MW turbines, which will generate 219 MW. Once completed in 2020, the wind farm will provide renewable energy to more than 220,000 homes.
“This is a clear indication of how NSW’s experience and know–how in submarine and offshore cable systems can further strengthen Prysmian Group leadership in the offshore wind market, leveraging also on a wider portfolio of products, technologies and assets,” comments Hakan Ozmen, EVP Projects BU, Prysmian Group.
Prysmian boasts an ever-growing number of offshore wind power connections in its project portfolio, including inter–array cable systems for the Borssele III & IV, Wikinger and Horns Rev 3 wind farms.
NSW, one of the world’s leading companies in the field of submarine power and telecommunication cables, became part of Prysmian Group following the General Cable acquisition. Headquartered in Nordenham (Germany), a strategic location close to the North Sea, NSW can leverage on an enviable experience in developing and producing repeaterless and repeater fibre optic submarine cable systems & accessories for submarine networks; turnkey submarine power cable systems; repair and maintenance services to ensure optimal submarine network availability; offshore oil & energy systems for the offshore industry. This award confirms Prysmian Group’s market leadership in the development of submarine cable systems for the offshore wind market, also demonstrating the validity of the know-how and the technologies developed by NSW in the inter-array market as well as the commitment to support smarter and greener energy worldwide.