Van Oord Selects Prysmian Cables for Borssele III & IV

Prysmian Group has been awarded a contract by Van Oord Offshore Wind B.V. to provide a submarine inter–array cable system for Borssele III & IV offshore wind project in the Dutch North Sea.

Image for illustrative purposes only. Source: Van Oord

Prysmian will be responsible for the design, manufacture, supply and testing of about 175 kilometres of 66kV three core cables with XLPE insulation of various cross – section and all related accessories for the project.

All cables will be produced in Prysmian’s centre of excellence in Pikkala, Finland. The cables are due to be delivered in early 2020.

The Borssele III & IV offshore wind project is being developed by the Blauwwind II consortium comprising Shell, Eneco, Van Oord, and Diamond Generating Europe, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation.

Located some 22km offshore Zeeland, the Borssele III & IV project consists of two wind farm zones with a combined capacity of 731.5MW.

The wind farms will feature 77 MHI Vestas 9.5MW wind turbines installed on monopile foundations without transition pieces which will be delivered by Sif.