Belgium’s largest offshore wind farm
JDR has been awarded the aluminium core inter-array cable supply contract for the SeaMade offshore wind farm by DEME Offshore. The SeaMade offshore wind farm is located up to 50km off the coast from Ostend and will integrate two concessions known as Mermaid and Seastar. The 487MW project is the single largest wind farm funded and built in Belgium. When fully operational, the windfarm will supply renewable energy to 485,000 households in Belgium and offset approx.+600,000t of CO2 emissions a year.
The SeaMade project will utilise over 75km of aluminium core inter-array cables and a range of cable accessories, including repair joints and connectors.
The inter-array cables connecting the 58 Siemens 8.4MW turbines, will carry clean generated electricity to the offshore substation for transmission to the offshore grid. The generated offshore wind power is transmitted by a 33kV AI 800mm2 array cable system with hang-offs and connector terminations for 128 cable ends. The cable will be assembled in JDR’s Hartlepool facility, with delivery expected by the end of March 2020.
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