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TFK and Vattenfall sign cable supply pact

A press release said that the agreement covers the supply of 66 kV inter-array wires and will apply to all bottom-fixed European wind farms developed by Vattenfall in the coming years.
The first project it will apply to will be for the German Nordlicht cluster. The contract is initially signed for a three-year period and can be extended by five more.
Vattenfall is a Swedish multinational power company owned by the Swedish state, that also generates power in Denmark, Finland, Germany, Netherlands and U.K. Vattenfall places a high value on sustainability measures.

Catrin Jung, head of offshore wind at Vattenfall, said that working with committed suppliers matters. “We are pleased that in TFK we have found a partner that provides innovative technology while committing to the reliability and sustainability of the offshore electricity network.”

TFK Group Chief Executive Alexander van der Lof said that he was pleased to extend the relationship. “After a successful cooperation with Vattenfall in the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1 and 2 projects, we (look forward to) working together in the coming projects. TFK has invested significantly in electrification with expansions in capacity for state-of-the-art offshore wind sub-sea cable solutions.” 

TFK supplied 150 km of 66 kV inter array cables for the above cited projects, which are located in the North Sea, approximately 22 km from the Dutch coast, between The Hague and Zandvoort.

In related news, Vattenfall reported on Nov. 10 that the first power from its offshore wind farm, Vesterhav Syd, was supplied to the Danish power grid. It was a culmination of almost seven years’ work on the wind farm, when the blades of the first wind turbine were turned up against the wind and started generating fossil-free electricity.

“It’s a huge relief being able to finally supply power from Vesterhav Syd.,” said Mathilde Damsgaard, Vattenfall’s project director for the Vesterhav Syd and Nord Offshore Wind Farms. “We feel a tremendous sense of pride.”

The cable for the project came from Hellenic Cables, which provided approximately 70 km of 66 kV cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) insulated inter-array cables and associated accessories.

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