Hellenic Cables scores cables contract for Danish duo

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 01/09/2021 Hellenic Cables
Hellenic Cables has been awarded by the Swedish power company, Vattenfall, the design, manufacturing, testing, and supply of approximately 70 km 66kV XLPE insulated inter-array cables and associated accessories for the Vesterhav Syd & Nord nearshore wind farms.

The cables will be manufactured at Hellenic Cables’ submarine cable production facility in Corinth, Greece. Production of the cables for both projects will commence in summer 2022 and their delivery will take place in the first quarter of 2023. 

Ms. Mathilde Lindhardt Damsgaard, Vattenfall Project Director for Vesterhav Project, commented: “Vattenfall is extremely pleased to be supported by Hellenic Cables for the manufacturing of inter array cables for the Vesterhav projects. We look forward to a collaborative working relationship with Hellenic Cables, to ensure a safe and successful delivery of this supply scope in quality and time. This award is also significant in that it marks the first contract between Vattenfall and Hellenic Cables. We hope this project will form a good basis for extending the cooperation to future tenders and projects, expanding our supplier base so that we can work together to achieve Vattenfall’s ambition of making fossil-free living possible within one generation.”

Mr. Alexis Alexiou, CEO of Cenergy Holdings and Hellenic Cables commented: “We are so proud that Vattenfall gives us the opportunity to be part of its vision for a fossil free living within one generation. This assignment confirms once again that we are a leading European cable provider enabling the transition to a sustainable energy system in a reliable way.”

Vesterhav Nord will have a capacity of 180 MW and will consist of 21
SG 8.0-167 DD turbines, each with a rated power of 8.4 MW. Vesterhav Syd will have a capacity of 170 MW and will consist of 20 turbines. Combined, the projects will supply electricity equivalent to the annual consumption of 350,000 Danish households. Vattenfall secured permits for the two Vesterhav wind areas in 2016 for 47.5 øre/kWh (€63.8/MWh). The two offshore wind farms will increase Danish electricity production from wind turbines by approximately 10 percent.  

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