Prysmian Group, an energy and telecom cable systems company, says it has been awarded a contract – worth up to EUR 13 million – by Tideway B.V. for the Rentel offshore wind farm project.
According to Prysmian, Rentel N.V. was founded by a consortium of Belgian specialists in renewable energy and specializing in offshore wind, who have joined forces to develop, finance and operate the Rentel offshore wind project, which holds a 309 MW offshore wind concession in the Belgian North Sea.
The Rentel wind farm is located approximately 34 kilometers from the Port of Zeebrugge and approximately 40 kilometers from Oostende, off the Belgian coast. It will consist of 42 Siemens D7-type wind turbines and will produce nearly 309 MW at its peak, supplying CO2-friendly electricity to 285,000 households.
As reported, the project will become the fifth offshore wind farm to be constructed within the Belgian North Sea and shall contribute to Belgium’s role within offshore wind energy toward achieving European Union climate standards and increasing the security of energy supply in Belgium.
Prysmian is responsible for the design, manufacture and supply of the 33 kV submarine cables in various cross-sections, together with the related cable accessories. Prysmian will also provide the offshore cable termination and testing services. The cables will be produced in the Prysmian facility in Drammen, Norway.
The cables are expected to be delivered in summer 2017, while the termination works are scheduled to be completed in spring 2018.