Van Oord Chooses NSW Cables for DeBu Inter-Array Grid

Van Oord has awarded Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH (NSW), a subsidiary of General Cable Corporation, to design, produce and deliver 45km of medium-voltage submarine power cables for the inter-array grid of the Deutsche Bucht (DeBu) offshore wind farm.

Image source: General Cable Corporation/NSW

The delivery of the cables is scheduled for spring 2019.

Van Oord, the Balance of Plant contractor (BoP) for the project, will use a specialised vessel to install the wind farm’s inter-array cables.

The 252MW DeBu offshore wind farm is located in the German North Sea, some 95km north-west of the island of Borkum.

The wind farm is owned and developed by Canada’s Northland Power and comprises 31 MHI Vestas V164-8.0MW wind turbines optimised to deliver an output of 8.4MW.

The full commissioning is slated for late 2019.