nkt cables has signed a contract with the Dutch-German transmission system operator TenneT for the manufacture and delivery of a high voltage submarine cable to the Riffgat Wind Farm located 20 km north-west of the island of Borkum in the Wadden Sea.
nkt cables will deliver 50 kilometres 155kV AC cable. The scope of services from nkt cables includes production and installation of HVAC submarine cable systems and accessories for the transmission system. Contract value is more than € 50 million.
The cable is to be produced in Cologne, Germany, and is scheduled for 2012.
The capacity of the wind farm will be 108 MW. The submarine cable will connect to the transmission grid of TenneT at the substation Emden-Borssum, located near the German village of Pilsum.
"Winning this project is another prestigious step when it comes to offshore projects," says Dion Metzemaekers, CEO of nkt cables Group. The cable will be produced in two lengths, minimizing the need for joints.
As subcontractor nkt cables has chosen Beluga Offshore Cable in Bremen, Germany, for the laying of the submarine cables. The project extends over different water depths and has to meet the many environmental requirements coming from operating in Wadden Sea.