Prysmian Group has secured a new contract from Cobra Wind International to provide a cable system to link the Kincardine Floating Offshore Wind Farm to the mainland UK.

This is claimed to be Prysmian’s first cable project for a floating offshore windfarm, which is expected to require the design and supply of two export cables, in addition to inter-array cables.

The Kincardine Floating Offshore Wind Farm is located around 15km south-east of Aberdeen.

Prysmian will provide the cable along with all associated cable accessories to link the turbines of the Kincardine Floating Offshore Wind Farm with the Scottish mainland power grid.

The installation of the cable is expected during this year and next year.

“This cable is to be made up as a single cable length for a stretch of approximately 17km.”

Under the contract, Prysmian will have to supply each export cable. This cable is to be made up as a single cable length for a stretch of approximately 17km. It will consist of a static cable design along with around 500m dynamic cable route section to finish the linkage with the floating turbine tower.

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This 33kV three-core submarine cable will make use of an EPR insulation system. The static section length will come with single wire armouring while the dynamic section will feature a double wire armoured design.

The submarine cables will be produced at Prysmian’s facilities in Vilanova, Spain, and Drammen, Norway.

Prysmian Group sales team manager offshore wind Alessandro Panico said: “The cable contract for the Kincardine Floating Offshore Wind Farm is an important technological milestone for Prysmian as our first project for a floating offshore wind farm.”

“We recognise the continued growth in this developing segment of the market, which is of particular strategic interest for our business.”