Parkwind hires Nexans for Belgian quartet

4C Offshore | James Bernthal-Hooker
By: 05/10/2021 Nexans
Parkwind has awarded a contract to Nexans for turnkey business continuity services on the Northwind, Belwind, Nobelwind, and Northwester 2 offshore wind farms in Belgium. Combined, these projects have an installed capacity of 771 MW, enough to power over 800,000 homes.

Under the five-year contract, Nexans will provide services such as pre-engineering potential repair scenarios, periodic spare inspections, and emergency response time of repair vessel in case of contingency on export and inter-array cables.

Eric Antoons, Co-CEO of Parkwind, commented: “Built on many years of joint experience with our Belgian wind farms and underpinned by our continuous drive to bring innovation to both wind farm design and maintenance, this agreement with Nexans sets a new maintenance standard in the industry. With this level of contingency, we are able to manage the risk of cable failure in an unprecedented way and maintain the availability of our offshore wind farms at its highest.”

Nexans is currently involved in multiple offshore wind projects on the global stage, including Seagreen in Scotland. It also has a partnership with Ørsted, which means it will supply all export cables for the developer’s projects in Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey.

Ragnhild Katteland, Nexans Executive Vice President, Subsea & Land Systems Business Group, said: “Nexans has extensive worldwide experience in repairs related to offshore wind assets. Through this five-year agreement, we are excited to provide Parkwind with turnkey business continuity solutions which will guarantee the preparedness and the remedy of potential damages to their assets. Nexans was also able to leverage its strong expertise to cover both inter-array and export cables including Nexans and third-party cable. Thereby Parkwind gets exclusive access to a one-stop shop solution as well as upcoming Nexans innovation upgrades. It's all part of our ongoing commitment to enable electrification and connect the world's renewable energy sources”.

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