Belwind

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Belwind w120Project description:

  • Manufacture and install 52 km of 170 kV HVAC export cable with fibers for the Dutch Van Oord Dredging & Marine Contractor b.v.

 

Customer challenges:

  • The cable was to connect the Belwind windfarm to the Belgian power grid.
  • The windfarm had to become operational in 2011, and was the first phase in the Belwind Offshore Wind Park project, located 46 km off Zeebrugge, and consisting of 55 wind turbines generating 165 MW, securing  power transmission to around 165,000 households in Belgium.

 

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Nexans' solutions:

  • The export cable were made at the company’s Halden factory, the integrated optical fiber elements were manufactured at Rognan.
  • The installation was carried out with Nexans’ cable laying vessel C/S Nexans Skagerrak. Nexans’ Capjet system was used for trenching the cable that was delivered in the summer of 2010.