Calvados cable pulled in

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 05/08/2022 4C Offshore

Installation works at the
Calvados offshore wind farm have reach a new milestone with the completion of the installation of the second export cable. With a total length of 3 km the second cable was successfully pulled in at the beach of Bernières-sur-Mer 

RTE Electricity Transport Network which is in charge of connecting the park tasked Prysmian with the design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the two high export power cable links from the offshore substation to the French network. The submarine cable links, which consist of High Voltage Alternating Current (HVAC) 220 kV three-core cables with XLPE insulation and single wire armouring, were installed using the Cable Enterprise.

Works were completed in collaboration with Eiffage Génie Civil, Antares Ingenierie, Ar Ganol, Logic Master and Abeko Marine.

The Calvados project involves the construction of 64 wind turbines, located over 10 km off the French coast. With a capacity of 450 MW, it is expected to produce the equivalent of the annual electricity use of 630,000 people, i.e. over 90% of the population of Calvados. It is expected to enter service in 2024. It is being developed by Éolien Maritime France, a consortium including EDF Renewables, EIH S.à.r.l, (a subsidiary of Enbridge Inc., CPP Investments) and wpd.

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