Hellenic Cables, a Greek supplier of submarine cable systems, has won a contract from Seaway 7, Subsea 7’s Renewable Energy business unit, to supply 66 kV inter-array cables and components for an offshore wind farm.
A press release said that the order is for the Seagreen Marine Wind Farm, is a 1.075 GW project located 27 km off the coast of Angus, Scotland, where it will be developed and operated by Seagreen Wind Energy Limited. When completed, it will be the largest wind farm in Scotland.
The contract calls for Hellenic Cables to design and produce approximately 320 km of 66 kV inter-array cables with XLPE insulation, as well as relevant components. The cables will be made in the company’s submarine cable production unit in Corinth. Delivery is set for early 2022.
“We are proud to support Seaway 7 in a project that will provide low carbon energy to around 1 million households and accelerate the energy transition in the U.K.,” said Hellenic Cables CEO Alexios Alexiou. Hellenic Cables is one of the largest producers of cables in Europe, manufacturing power and telecommunication cables as well as submarine cables for various industrial uses, such as submarine cables for wind power projects and interconnections, as well as turnkey power transmission and distribution projects.
In other news, earlier this year Hellenic Cables announced that it has reached an agreement with Enel Green Power that will allow all its electricity needs in Greece to be met by renewable energy sources. That would include its submarine cable factory in Corinth and its high-voltage cable factory in Thebes.