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Prysmian wins cable contract for Wikinger offshore wind farm in Germany

CTBR Staff Writer Published 12 February 2015

Prysmian Group has secured a contract worth about €60m to supply and install inter-array lines at the €1.4bn, 350MW Wikinger offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea.

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The contract with Iberdrola Renovables Offshore Deutschland requires Prysmian to design, manufacture, install, terminate and test a total 81km of 33kV submarine cables to connect the 70 turbines of the project and an offshore substation.

Prysmian will manufacture the cables at its facility in Drammen, Norway. Installation work is expected to be finished by the end of 2016.

Located within the West of Adlergrund cluster, the Wikinger wind farm will feature Areva M5000-135 turbines.

Wikinger is situated in the German exclusive economic zone of the Baltic Sea, 35km from the island of Rugen and near the maritime borders with Denmark, Sweden and Poland.

The project will be Iberdrola's first offshore wind farm in Germany and follows the commissioning of the 389MW West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm in the Irish sea.

The Wikinger site covers an area of about 34 km2 with water depth ranging between 37m and 43m.

After completion, the wind farm will generate enough energy for about 350,000 households in Germany.

Iberdrola acquired the project in 2010 with exclusivity rights for its development.

Iberdrola's offshore wind project pipeline in Germany stands at more than 2,000MW, of which 1,000MW could be deployed in the Baltic Sea by 2019.

Image: The Wikinger offshore wind farm is situated in the German exclusive economic zone of the Baltic Sea. Photo: Courtesy of xedos4/FreeDigitalPhotos.net.