Seaproof gets cable deal on 370-MW Norther offshore wind project

July 18 (Renewables Now) - Norway-based Seaproof Solutions has won an order to provide cable protection systems for the 370-MW Norther offshore wind project in Belgium.

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The contract was awarded by Dutch offshore contractor Van Oord and Marine Contractors BV and covers the design and supply of 89 cable protection systems for the inner array and export links, Seaproof Solutions said on Monday. The value of the deal was not disclosed.

The Norther offshore project is being developed by Japan’s Mitsubishi Corp (TYO:8058) and Eneco Holding NV, each holding a 25% interest in the scheme, while Belgium energy group Elicio NV controls 50%. The wind farm will use 44 pieces of MHI Vestas’ V164-8.4 MW turbines, to be installed off the Zeebrugge coast.

Van Oord will manage turbine installation and also take care of the engineering, procurement, supply and installation of the 44 turbine foundations, the Offshore High Voltage Station and the inter-array and export cables. Construction works are slated to begin next year, while completion is expected for the summer of 2019.