01/03/2011

Nexans awarded contract to supply DONG Energy with cabling for biggest offshore wind farm in Denmark

The order, worth around 30 million Euros, also includes the installation and commissioning of the cables. Roughly 160 km of medium voltage 34 kV cables are required to connect the 111 wind turbines with each other and to link them to the offshore transformer station. The cables are manufactured in three different cross sections to meet the different transmission requirements. The cables will be produced at the Nexans plant based in Hannover in Germany and delivery is scheduled for the second quarter of 2012.

Wind farm will cover around 4% of Danish electricity consumption

The Anholt Offshore Wind Farm is located in the Kattegatt, sea area between Denmark and Sweden, approximately 20 km off the Danish coast between Djursland and Anholt Island. A total of 111 wind turbines, each generating 3.6 MW (in total 400 MW) of electrical power, are to be placed over an area of 88 km². The operator, DONG Energy, would like to start generating electricity at the Anholt Offshore Wind Farm as early as the end of next year. The generated electrical power will cover the electricity needs of around 400,000 households. In the future, the wind farm will thus be able to cover around 4% of total Danish electricity consumption and make a significant contribution to meeting the country’s climate protection goals. Denmark wants to increase the share of renewable energy in its energy mix to 30% by 2020.

“This new project illustrates once again Nexans’ position and competence in the energy infrastructure market,” says Dr Francis Krähenbühl, Nexans Executive Vice President Central Europe. “The volume of the order – actually the largest individual order placed to date in the history of the Nexans plant of Hanover – received and the fact that this is the third order we have received from DONG Energy to supply submarine cables and installation for an offshore wind farm is a reference to the quality and competitiveness of our products.”

Source: Nexans