JDR to supply cables for Arcadis Ost I wind project

June 11, 2021 (Last Updated June 11th, 2021 09:55)

The UK-based cable maker will supply 45km of 33kV array cables to connect the wind farm’s 27 turbines.

JDR to supply cables for Arcadis Ost I wind project
The 257MW Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm is planned to be commissioned in 2023. Credit: Thomas G. from Pixabay.

Belgium-based renewable energy company Parkwind has awarded JDR a contract to supply, test and terminate cables for the 257MW Arcadis Ost I offshore wind farm in Germany.

The contract includes the supply of 45km of 33kV array subsea cable that will connect the wind farm’s 27 turbines.

The scope of the contract also includes technicians, tooling and test equipment for testing and terminating the array cable.

Located around 19km north-east of the island of Rügen in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the Arcadis Ost I project will be Parkwind’s fifth.

The project will bring Parkwind’s total operational capacity under management to more than 1GW.

Scheduled to be commissioned in 2023, the wind farm is expected to generate enough clean energy to power 300,000 households in Germany.

Parkwind electrical package manager Luc Smismans said: “With JDR joining the Arcadis Ost I project, we have now surrounded ourselves with some of the world’s best subsea cable manufacturers to complete our wind farm.

“The technical strength of our suppliers has always been a strong focus to Parkwind but the particular conditions of the Baltic Sea require special attention to the design and manufacturing of the cables.

“Parkwind has full confidence that this will be successfully accomplished by JDR and, therefore, we are delighted to have them on board.”

JDR plans to manufacture the cable for the Arcadis Ost I offshore wind farm at its facility in Hartlepool, England. Installation of the cables will begin next year.

JDR chief sales officer Wojtek Skoczylas said: “The German Baltic sea is a central hub for the offshore wind industry and we can see it going from strength to strength.

“Just last year, German North Sea wind farms produced more electricity in one year than ever before.”

“So we’re not only delighted to be a part of this growth, but we’re also proud to mark our first contract with Parkwind, providing the innovative solutions and technical expertise of our team to help deliver success for their first international offshore wind project.”