Prysmian Group has successfully commissioned the inter-array cable system for the Fécamp offshore wind farm, located in the English Channel in Normandy, some 24 km off the French coast.
The project is composed of 71 turbines with a total capacity of nearly 500 MW, generating electricity equivalent to the power needs of over 770,000 people, says the company.
“This important project marks a further significant milestone for the Group, being one of the first large-scale offshore wind farms located in France, in which the Group has full EPCI responsibility for the inter-array supply and installation contract,” says Prysmian Group’s Alberto Boffell.
”As a one-stop-shop service provider, Prysmian was responsible for the design, manufacture, installation, burial, termination and testing of a total of 118 km of 33 kV submarine cables with 630 mm sq. cross-sections and both aluminum and copper cores to connect the 71 wind turbines with a capacity of 7 MW each to the offshore substation.”
Prysmian had secured this project in 2020 with a contract awarded by EDF Renewables and its partners. Installation was performed under Prysmian’s full and dedicated project management.