Dutch cable manufacturer Twentsche Kabelfabriek (TKF) has been awarded the contract by Van Oord to supply 140 km 66 kV inter-array cables for the offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust Noord (HKN).
HKN will be constructed approximately 18 kilometres off the Dutch coast, near Egmond aan Zee. The wind farm will be completed by the end of 2023 and will have an installed capacity of 759 MW with 69 Siemens Gamesa 11 MW wind turbines. Van Oord was awarded the Balance of Plant contract by project owner CrossWind, a partnership between Shell and Eneco, in the summer of 2020.
TKF will manufacture and supply 140 km of 66 kV cables with aluminium conductors and accessories for Van Oord. Arnoud Kuis, Managing Director Van Oord Offshore wind: “We are very satisfied with TKF as a partner for the supply of the inter array cables at the HKN project.We particularly value the partnership as sustainable mainly due to TKF’s innovative cable design. Special to mention is that the cables of TKF will be produced in the Netherlands”.
TKF and Van Oord (as partner in the Zuiderzeewind consortium) previously worked together on the Fryslân Wind Farm project. TKF also supplies inter-array cables for the Hollandse Kust Zuid project of Vattenfall and BASF. Source: TKF