General Cable, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke (NSW), has won a E195m ($270m) order from German transmission network operator 50Hertz Transmission to supply underwater and underground transmission cables for an offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea starting in 2012.
General Cable will provide a complete turn-key solution including the supply and installation of two 60km sections of 150kV high-voltage export submarine cables and three single cores measuring 12km each of underground terrestrial transmission cables as well as associated accessories for the offshore wind farm Baltic 2.
The Baltic 2 Wind Farm, which will feature 80 wind turbines, each rated at 3.6MW, for a total output of 288MW, is located in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Rostock, Germany near the island of Rugen.
The offshore wind farm is expected to generate 1,200GWh of electricity per year for approximately 340,000 households and is estimated to save approximately 900,000 tons of CO2.
NOSTAG 10, a motorized barge in which the company has an ownership interest, specializes in laying submarine power cables and will be used to install the cables at Baltic 2.
The project will be managed by General Cable’s submarine power cable business based in Nordenham, Germany at the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary NSW and supported by the company’s European and Mediterranean organization.