TKF wins inter-array cable contract for Baltic Eagle OWF

TKF will deliver the inter-array cables for the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm in the German part of the Baltic Sea. The Dutch supplier of connectivity solutions was awarded the contract by Van Oord.

The offshore works for the Baltic Eagle project will commence in 2023. The contracted scope for TKF includes the manufacturing and delivery of approximately 79 km of 66 kV aluminium conductor inter-array cables and corresponding accessories.

Van Oord will transport and install the foundations and ensure the supply, transport and installation of the inter-array cables. The company was awarded the contract in July this year. Van Oord’s cable laying vessel Nexus and trencher Dig-It will be deployed to lay the inter-array cables. Van Oord will customise the Dig-It to ensure that it can handle the challenging soft soil conditions in the Baltic Sea.

Baltic Eagle is being developed by Spanish energy company Iberdrola around 30 km northeast of the island of Rügen. The project will feature 52 Vestas wind turbines, type V174-9.5 with a 174 m rotor diameter and 9.5 MW output. The 476 MW project is expected to be completed in 2024.

The two companies also signed a contract for the delivery of inter-array cables a few weeks ago. for the Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind farm.

Walter Heerts, Business Line Director Building & Industry: “We are very pleased that Van Oord is once again calling on our expertise, this time for the Baltic Eagle project in the German Baltic Sea. We are proud that we can make a contribution to the European target for CO₂ reduction with our unique Premium Dry cable design”. Source: TKF

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