Hellenic Cables has signed an agreement with Semco Maritime A/S for the
supply of inter-array cables for the Mayflower
offshore wind project, located off the coast of Massachusetts.
Hellenic Cables will be responsible for the design, supply and storage
of approximately 300 km of 66 kV, cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE )insulated
submarine inter-array cables, aimed at connecting the project's wind turbines
to its offshore substation. The cables will be manufactured in Hellenic
Cables’ submarine cable production facility in Corinth, Greece. Continuous
manufacturing is expected to be completed in the end of 2023, with final
installation expected around 2025.
Hellenic Cables recently established its presence in the US offshore wind
market with the formation of Hellenic Cables America Inc., a wholly owned
offshore wind project is lcoated 40 kilometres south of Nantucket, Massachusetts
and is being developed by Mayflower Wind LLC, a joint venture between Shell
New Energies US LLC and EDPR Offshore North America LLC. It is anticipated
that the project will be commissioned in 2025. It was named winner of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ second offshore wind solicitation in November
2019. The joint venture was successful with a bid of 804 MW which is expected
to power approximately half a million homes and eliminate 1.7 metric tons
of CO2 emissions annually.
Last week Mayflower Wind LLC commissioned Bladt Industries and Semco Maritime
to deliver the project's offshore substation. Bladt Industries and Semco
Maritime have formed a joint venture for the design and construction of
the 1,200 MW offshore substation. The offshore substation will consist
of a topside of 4,700 tons and a 3,000 tons jacket foundation. The project
scope comprises engineering, procurement and construction works, including
steel structure and jacket foundation by Bladt Industries, as well as design,
procurement and installation of electrical equipment, auxiliary systems
and inter-array cables by Semco Maritime.
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