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offshore wind farm submarine cables

Prysmian Group secured an offshore wind farm inter-array submarine cables supply by Tideway B.V. for the Rentel project.

The project will become the fifth offshore wind farm to be constructed in the Belgian North Sea, and will contribute to Belgium’s leading role in the effort towards achieving EU climate standards and increasing the security of energy supply in Belgium. Rentel N.V. was founded by a consortium of Belgian specialists in renewable energy with a significant track record in offshore wind, who have joined forces to develop, finance and operate the Rentel offshore wind project, which holds a 309 MW offshore wind concession in the Belgian North Sea. The Rentel wind farm is located approximately 34 km from the Port of Zeebrugge and approximately 40 km from Oostende off the Belgian coast. It will consist of 42 Siemens D7 type wind turbines and will produce nearly 309 MW at its peak, supplying CO2-friendly electricity to 285,000 households.
Prysmian will be responsible for the design, manufacture and supply of the 33 kV submarine cables in various crosssections, together with related cable accessories. The Group will also provide the offshore cable termination and testing services. The cables will be produced in the Prysmian facility in Drammen, Norway, one of the Group’s centres of excellence for submarine cables. The cables are planned to be delivered in summer 2017, while the termination works are scheduled to be completed in Spring 2018.

In the growing offshore wind market, Prysmian has moved ahead with major investments and is regarded as a trusted and dedicated partner, whether for medium voltage inter-array cables, HVAC or HVDC export cable needs. Recently, the Group announced the launch of its EPR insulated 66 kV cable solution for interarray application, the first at this voltage level, enabling up to 15% cost reductions for offshore wind farms.

Awarded in Singapore as ‘Best Italian Multinational’

Prysmian Group has been named ‘Best Italian Multinational Company in Singapore’ by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (ICCS) at the 2016 ICCS Business Awards, an annual event organised by the ICCS to honour the best Italian companies in the region. Paul Atkinson, Prysmian Group CEO Asean, received the award from the Italian Ambassador, Paolo Crudele. Jonathan Sloam, Prysmian Group’s Business Director Asean, commented, “As a world leader in telecommunication cable and systems, Prysmian is shining proof of how Singapore is one of the smallest regions in the world yet one of the biggest centres of opportunity.”