Prysmian Group has secured contracts to deliver inter array cables for the Bligh Bank 2 offshore wind farm in Belgium.


The project is being developed by Nobelwind in the North Sea, 45km off the coast of Zeebrugge.

Under the contracts, Prysmian will design, manufacture and deliver 33 kV submarine cables with several cross-sections.

They will connect the 55 wind turbines at the site with an offshore high voltage substation (OHVS) of the wind farm, situated near the existing OHVS of Belwind1.

Prysmian will also provide a 33 kV coupling cable for use as a back-up connection between the OHVS of both the wind farms.

The company will deliver the offshore cable termination and testing services for the project.

Prysmian will manufacture the cables at its Drammen facility in Norway. Installation works are expected to be completed by the first half of 2017.

Bladt Industries and Semco Maritime are building the offshore substation for the Bligh Bank II project, while DeepOcean 1 UK is installing inter array cables.

ISC Consulting Engineers is undertaking the structural design work of the project.

Image: Executives of Prysmian and Nobelwind sign the contract. Photo: courtesy of Prysmian Group.