Prysmian Scores Rentel Inter-Array Cable Supply Deal

Tideway B.V., part of DEME Group, has awarded Prysmian Group with a EUR 13 million contract to supply inter-array cables and accessories for the 309MW Rentel offshore wind farm in Belgian North Sea. 

Source: Prysmian

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. The company 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 planned to be delivered in summer 2017, whilst the termination works are scheduled to be completed in Spring 2018.

The Rentel wind farm is located approximately 34 km from the Port of Zeebrugge and approximately 40 km from Oostende off the Belgian coast.

It will consist of 42 Siemens D7 type wind turbines and is the fifth offshore wind farm to be constructed within the Belgian North Sea.

Rentel N.V., the developer of the wind farm, reached financial close for the EUR 1.1 billion project on 3 October, 2016.

In April 2016, Rentel NV and Siemens signed a contract for the supply and the 17-year servicing and maintenance of the 42 7MW offshore wind turbines.

In the same month Rentel ordered a subsea cable system for the wind farm from ABB.

In March 2016 the company awarded STX France with the EPCI contract for the wind farm’s offshore substation.

DEME is the main contractor for the design, supply, transport and installations of foundations and infield cables.

Rentel is part of the Otary partnership, uniting various Belgian specialists in renewable energy including investment and development companies Rent-A-Port Energy and Power@Sea, dredging and marine engineering specialist DEME and its subsidiary DEME Concessions Wind, green energy producers Aspiravi Offshore II and Elicio, the Walloon environmental holding SRIW and Wallonia Offshore Wind as well as the Flemish and Walloon energy and utilities participation companies Z-Kracht and Socofe.

In addition to the Rentel concession, Otary also holds the concession for construction of the offshore wind farm Seastar and is part of the consortium developing the Mermaid offshore wind farm.