50Hertz Offshore GmbH has awarded Hellenic Cables a contract for the turnkey delivery of two export cable systems for the interconnection to the German grid of the Western Offshore Sub Station of Gennaker, an offshore wind farm with capacity of approx—927MW located in the German Baltic Sea, utilising 220kV AC technology. Gennaker will be one of the most powerful offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea to date. Thus, it will make an important contribution to the German government’s ambitious plans and targets for accelerating the energy transition.
Hellenic Cables S.A.’s scope of works includes the design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of two export cable systems, which will connect a new onshore substation located close to Gnewitz in Northern Germany to the Western Offshore Sub Station of Gennaker Offshore Wind Farm in the Baltic Sea. The two export cable systems will include 80 km of 220kV submarine and 210 km of 220kV underground cables as well as related accessories, and they are expected to be installed and delivered in 2027. The value of the contract is approx. EUR 450 million.
The submarine cables will be manufactured at the state-of-the-art manufacturing plant of Hellenic Cables S.A. in Corinth, Greece, and the underground cables will be manufactured at Hellenic Cables S.A. plant in Thiva, Greece.
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