An aerial photo of a cable from Hellenic Cables on a reel

Hellenic Cables to Deliver Seagreen Inter-Array Lines

Seaway 7 has selected Hellenic Cables to deliver inter-array cables for the Seagreen offshore wind farm in Scotland.

Illustration; Photo source: Hellenic Cables (archive)

Under the contract with Seaway 7, the EPCI contractor for the project’s foundations and inter-array cables, the Greece-based subsea cable supplier will design, manufacture, test and supply around 320 kilometres of 66 kV XLPE-insulated inter-array cables and associated accessories.

The cables for Seagreen’s 114-strong wind turbine array are planned to be delivered by early 2022.

The project, owned by Total and SSE Renewables, will comprise 114 MHI Vestas 10 MW turbines with different load optimised modes to adapt to grid requirements of the 1,075 MW offshore wind farm.

Hellenic Cables said it would execute the contract at its plant in Corinth for which, along with all of its other plants, the company recently signed a deal with Enel Green Power to procure electricity from renewable energy sources.

The company said this was another of its initiatives to minimise the environmental impact of its operations.

Once operational in 2022/2023, the Seagreen offshore wind farm will provide around 5,000 GWh of clean renewable energy annually, meeting the energy needs of around one million homes, and saving around 1.6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year.