Prysmian Group has been awarded the €60 million contract for the design, supply, termination and testing of inter-array submarine cable systems for Ørsted’s Gode Wind 3 and Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farms. The completion of both projects is expected for 2024.
The Gode Wind 3 and Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farms will be located 60 km apart in the German North Sea and will be built simultaneously. Prysmian will provide the cable systems – a total of more than 150 km of 66 kV XLPE–insulated cables that will connect Gode Wind 3 to an offshore substation platform and Borkum Riffgrund 3 to an offshore converter station. The combined transmission capacity to the German mainland will be more than 1100 MW.
The cables for the Gode Wind 3 and Borkum Riffgrund 3 projects will be produced in Montereau and Gron (France), and in Nordenham (Germany), the latter being one of the Group’s three centres of excellence for submarine cable production.
These projects are an important addition to Prysmian’s growing portfolio of 66 kV inter-array cable systems, alongside projects such as Borssele III & IV, Hornsea 2, Hollandse Kust Zuid 3 and 4 and Provence Grand Large in Europe, and Empire Wind in the USA.