JDR Cables wins contract for Belgium’s largest offshore wind farm

: JDR Cables, part of the TFKable Group, has signed a contract with DEME Offshore for the SeaMade offshore wind farm after a competitive tender. JDR will design, manufacture and deliver 78.1 kilometres of aluminium core inter-array cables and a range of cable accessories, including repair joints and connectors.

JDR’s established track-record in supporting offshore wind projects cemented the contract win. The inter-array cables connecting the 58 Siemens 8.4MW turbines, will carry clean generated electricity to an offshore substation for transmission to the offshore grid. The offshore wind power generated is transmitted by a 33kV 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 2019.

The SeaMade offshore wind farm is located up to 50 km off the coast from Ostend and will integrate two wind sites known as Mermaid and Seastar. The 487MW project is the single largest windfarm being funded and built in Belgium. When fully operational, the windfarm will supply renewable energy to 485,000 houses in Belgium and offset 700,000t of CO2 emissions a year.

Robert Weeks, Sales Manager at JDR, comments: “We are extremely proud to have won this competitive tender through our track-record of delivering market-leading cable technology to the offshore wind industry. To date we have supplied over 1500 km of cables globally which is a fantastic achievement that is down to the quality of our products and the expertise of our people.

And we are thrilled to say we are playing a part in Belgium’s largest offshore wind farm. As an organisation we are really looking forward to collaborating with DEME Offshore on this impressive project, which will provide power from renewable energy to a substantial amount of homes in Belgium.”

The project, operated by SeaMade, which is a consortium of Otary RS (70% stake), Electrabel (17.5%), and Eneco Wind Belgium (12.5%) is expected to be operational by 2020.

 

About JDR Cable Systems

JDR’s world-leading solutions bring power and control to energy systems in the global offshore oil, gas and renewable industries. For more than 20 years, we have built our success on our technical expertise and reliability. Every market we enter, every customer we serve, and every project we deliver benefits from exactly the same dedication to technical quality, service and support.

In designing, manufacturing, delivering, installing and supporting subsea power cables and umbilical systems, our engineers and manufacturers are committed to providing products and services of the highest quality. We deliver consistently reliable solutions through our specialist engineering and experienced project management teams. Our 24/7 service and support throughout the product lifecycle meets even the most complex and demanding project requirements.

About TFKable Group

TFKable Group is a leading global producer of wires and cables, with major production facilities in Europe and sales offices globally. With their HQ in Poland, TFKable Group employs approximately 4,000 people and consists of several trading companies, with a significant number of production plants around Europe and a Cable Waste Recycling Department in Poland. TFKable Group offers 25,000 types of wires and cables, which are sold in 80 countries. With a consistent growth strategy based on client portfolio diversification, TFKable Group has cemented its position as a world leader in the cable business, with significant further development potential.

About Otary

SeaMade’s majority shareholder is grouping various Belgian specialists in renewable energy, including investment and development companies Green Offshore and Power @ Sea, dredging and marine engineering specialist DEME and green energy players Aspiravi and Elicio. The Walloon environmental holding SRIW Environnement, and the Flemish and Walloon energy and utility holding companies Z-Kracht/Nuhma and Socofe are the Otary shareholders. Once SeaMade is operational, Otary will operate 800 MW of offshore wind energy in Belgium.

About DEME Offshore

DEME Offshore provides the most comprehensive and innovative solutions in the renewables industry. DEME Offshore offers flexible solutions for foundation, cable, turbine and substation installation and maintenance activities. By operating a high-tech fleet of installation, cable laying and multipurpose vessels DEME Offshore is able to help customers achieving the most demanding offshore energy projects.

 

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